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That Every Man Be Armed
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That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984. Halbrook traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome to the English republicans, then to the American Revolution and Constitution, through the Reconstruction period extending the right to African Americans, and onward to today’s controversies. With reviews of recent literature and court decisions, this new edition ensures that Halbrook’s study remains the most comprehensive general work on the right to keep and bear arms.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Preface to the Original Edition
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Firearms Prohibition and Constitutional Rights
  2. pp. xix-xxiii
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  1. CHAPTER 1: THE ELEMENTARY BOOKS OF PUBLIC RIGHT
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. CHAPTER 2: THE COMMON LAW OF ENGLAND
  2. pp. 35-56
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  1. CHAPTER 3: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT
  2. pp. 57-95
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  1. CHAPTER 4: ANTEBELLUM INTERPRETATIONS
  2. pp. 96-116
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  1. CHAPTER 5: FREEDMEN, FIREARMS, AND THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT
  2. pp. 117-172
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  1. CHAPTER 6: THE SUPREME COURT SPEAKS
  2. pp. 173-201
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  1. CHAPTER 7: STATE AND FEDERAL JUDICIAL DECISIONS
  2. pp. 202-217
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  1. Afterword: Public Policy and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. Update to the New Edition
  2. pp. 225-231
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-299
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-312
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 338-338
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