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The Resource Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms, Nicholas Johnson

Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms, Nicholas Johnson

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Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms
Title
Negroes and the gun
Title remainder
the Black tradition of arms
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chronicling the underappreciated Black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, law professor Nicholas Johnson presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre-Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities. From Frederick Douglass's advice to keep "a good revolver" handy as defense against slave catchers to the armed Black men who protected Thurgood Marshall, it is clear that owning firearms was commonplace in the Black community. Johnson points out that this story has been submerged because it is hard to reconcile with the dominant narrative of nonviolence during the civil rights era. His book, however, resolves that tension by showing how the Black tradition of arms maintained and demanded a critical distinction between private self-defense and political violence. In the last two chapters, Johnson addresses the unavoidable issue of young Black men with guns and the toll that gun violence takes on many in the inner city. He shows how complicated this issue is by highlighting the surprising diversity of views on gun ownership in the black community. In fact, recent Supreme Court affirmations of the right to bear arms resulted from cases led by Black plaintiffs. Surprising and informative, this well-researched book strips away many stock assumptions of conventional wisdom on the issue of guns and the Black freedom struggle"--
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms, Nicholas Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Boundary-land -- Foundation -- Promise and breach -- Nadir -- Crisis -- Leonidas -- Freedom fight -- Pivot -- The Black tradition of arms and the modern orthodoxy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616148393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013033057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841229368
  • (OCoLC)841229368
  • (OCoLC)841229368
  • 1387797
Label
Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms, Nicholas Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Boundary-land -- Foundation -- Promise and breach -- Nadir -- Crisis -- Leonidas -- Freedom fight -- Pivot -- The Black tradition of arms and the modern orthodoxy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616148393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013033057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841229368
  • (OCoLC)841229368
  • (OCoLC)841229368
  • 1387797

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