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The only comprehensive study ever published on the intent of the framers of the 14th Amendment and of Reconstruction-era civil rights legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms from State infringement.
Whether newly-freed slaves could be trusted to own firearms was in great dispute in 1866, and the ramifications of this issue reverberate in today's "gun-control" debate. This is the only comprehensive study ever published on the intent of the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment and of Reconstruction-era civil rights legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, this is the most detailed study ever published about the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment to incorporate and to protect from State violation any of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, even including free speech. Paradoxically, the Second Amendment is virtually the only Bill of Rights guarantee not recognized by the federal courts as protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Editors Note 1
The dazzle of gold emanates from 173 mostly color illustrations in this catalogue for the traveling U. of Penn. exhibit of the same name (October 1998-May 2001). Four chapters by Zettler introduce these treasures from early dynastic Mesopotamia, and seven essays expound on aspects of the excavation and art and crafts of the royal tombs. Includes a site map, Southern Mesopotamian chronology, and a concordance of museum, field, and catalogue numbers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.