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The Resource The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America, Carol Anderson

The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America, Carol Anderson

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The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America
Title
The second
Title remainder
race and guns in a fatally unequal America
Statement of responsibility
Carol Anderson
Title variation
Race and guns in a fatally unequal America
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Investigates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has been constructed from the start to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment-and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception.In The Second, historian and award-winning, bestselling author of White Rage Carol Anderson powerfully illuminates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has consistently been constructed to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable. The Second is neither a "pro-gun" nor an "anti-gun" book; the lens is the citizenship rights and human rights of African Americans. From the seventeenth century, when it was encoded into law that the enslaved could not own, carry, or use a firearm whatsoever, until today, with measures to expand and curtail gun ownership aimed disproportionately at the African American population, the right to bear arms has been consistently used as a weapon to keep African Americans powerless--revealing that armed or unarmed, Blackness, it would seem, is the threat that must be neutralized and punished. Throughout American history to the twenty-first century, regardless of the laws, court decisions, and changing political environment, the Second has consistently meant this: That the second a Black person exercises this right, the second they pick up a gun to protect themselves (or the second that they don't), their life--as surely as Philando Castile's, Tamir Rice's, Alton Sterling's--may be snatched away in that single, fatal second. Through compelling historical narrative merging into the unfolding events of today, Anderson's penetrating investigation shows that the Second Amendment is not about guns but about anti-Blackness, shedding shocking new light on another dimension of racism in America
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EBLCP
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Anderson, Carol
Dewey number
  • 344.730533
  • 323.1196073
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3941
LC item number
.A96 2021eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control
  • African Americans
  • Armes à feu
  • Armes à feu
  • Noirs américains
  • African Americans
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
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The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America, Carol Anderson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "why did you shoot him, sir?" -- "Sheep will never make a revolution" -- Keeping a ferocious monster in chains -- The right to kill negroes -- How can I be unarmed when my blackness is the weapon that you fear? -- Epilogue : racism lies around like a loaded weapon
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781635574265
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1243550951
  • (OCoLC)on1243550951
Label
The second : race and guns in a fatally unequal America, Carol Anderson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "why did you shoot him, sir?" -- "Sheep will never make a revolution" -- Keeping a ferocious monster in chains -- The right to kill negroes -- How can I be unarmed when my blackness is the weapon that you fear? -- Epilogue : racism lies around like a loaded weapon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635574265
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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f0aaad6a-06c4-4138-b015-1921270014f8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1243550951
  • (OCoLC)on1243550951

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