Covering the history of firearms and gun control in America, this two-volume work presents original documents and helps readers understand these documents in relation to the social and political context in which they were written. • Includes coverage of gun control issues and politics from the Colonial era through the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath • Gives readers the benefit of reading each actual document, law, or court case and learning about the context in which it was written • Helps readers understand the cultural and political developments that brought America to its current stalemate over guns and gun policies • Presents the voices of activists, lawmakers, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue
Historical and Modern Documents in Context
Author: Harry L. Wilson
Category: Political Science
Offering the most complete collection of primary documents on the subject of guns and gun politics, this two-volume set will give readers a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of the complex and often-surprising evolution of gun ownership, gun culture, and gun politics in the United States. This fascinating history is examined through approximately 150 primary source documents from the Colonial era to the present day. Each section opens with an informative headnote that provides important context for understanding the social and political milieu in which the document was created. The chronologically arranged set begins with Colonial laws regulating firearms, then proceeds through debates regarding the Second Amendment and laws that prohibited slaves from possessing guns. The use and regulation of firearms in the "Wild West" is explored, as is the era of Prohibition and organized crime in the 1930s. Later chapters cover the impact of 1960s-era racial and political violence and assassinations on gun laws and attitudes; the struggles over gun control and gun rights in the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations; the increased clout of the NRA during the Bush administration; and the impact of events ranging from the Sandy Hook Massacre to the Supreme Court's "District of Columbia v. Heller" decision. Documents include laws, speeches, court decisions, Congressional debates, and more, giving college students and other interested readers the opportunity to evaluate each document and each period for themselves."
Historical and Modern Documents in Context
Author: Harry L. Wilson
Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.
Author: Barbara Ripp Safford
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States examines ten current challenges. America is at a crossroads. We face two options: continue our descent toward big government, higher taxes, less individual liberty, and more debt or pull our country back on the path our Founding Fathers planned for us. But that path isn't always so easy to see. Following the success of his previous books, conservative historian Larry Schweikart tackles some of the key issues confronting our nation today: education, government bailouts, gun control, health care, the environment, and more. For each he asks, "What would the founders say?" and sets out to explore our history and offer wisdom to help us get back on track. What would really be compatible with the vision that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and the other founders had for America? Written in Schweikart's informal yet informative style, What Would the Founders Say? is sure to delight his fans and anyone looking for a little clarity on tough issues.
A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems
Author: Larry Schweikart
Category: Political Science
The Information Plus Reference Series compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources. The series covers 40 vital current issues, including: Abortion AIDS Capital punishment Death and dying Domestic violence Endangered species Environment Gun control Homelessness Illegal drugs Immigration And many moreCompiled from thousands of source documents, reports and studies, each of the Information Plus Reference Series books provide current and past statistics, court decisions, state and federal laws, tables and charts, results of public opinion polls and more. Each thoroughly indexed 112-200 page volume provides complete source citations as well as listings of names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers for relevant organizations. Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated every two years.The set includes four Issue Group subsets including: Health and Lifestyle Issues Group (includes Health and Wellness, The Health Care System, AIDS/HIV, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Mental Health, Weight in America, Alcohol & Tobacco, Death & Dying, Growing Up in America, Recreation and Growing Old in America) Crime Issues Group (includes Crime, Child Abuse, Violent Relationships, Gun Control, Capital Punishment, Prisons & Jails, National Security, Youth Violence, Crime, and Gangs and Illegal Drugs) Environmental Issues Group (includes Animal Rights, Environment, Garbage and Other Pollution, Water, Endangered Species and Energy) Major Social Issues Group (includes Abortion, American Economy, Education, Electronic America, Homeless in America, Immigration and Illegal Aliens, Minorities, Social Welfare, Space Exploration, Women's Changing Role, American Family, Profile of the Nation, Gambling and Careers and Occupations)Information Plus Reference Series is sold as a complete set, by Issue Group set, or individually.
Restricting Rights Or Protecting People?
Author: Margaret Haerens
Publisher: Information Plus
This comprehensive documentary report on the cultural and political state of the union explores the flashpoints of the debate over American identity and values. • Document groups are arranged topically for easy reference • Each group of documents is preceded by a headnote and followed by analysis • The book includes a Reader's Guide to the Documents and a timeline of key events and milestones • Sidebars explore interesting and significant events related to the various broad topics • A trove of resources are listed for further research and exploration • An introductory, context-setting essay, "Definitions of the Culture Wars: Historical and Contemporary," provides background on the evolution of culture wars in the modern era
A Documentary and Reference Guide
Author: Glenn H. Utter
Category: Social Science
Category: Children's libraries
This reference places the latest information at users' fingertips, and a more streamlined format makes it easy to find the exact information quickly and conveniently. Includes access to a companion Web site for additional resources.
Rosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice, 2-Volume Set
Author: Robert S. Hockberger,Ron M. Walls
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: Emergency medicine
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER In some places, it's easier to get a gun than a glass of water. In some places, you are allowed to carry concealed firearms into schools. In some places, there are more guns than people to shoot them. There are almost one billion guns across the globe today - more than ever before. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is shot. Gun Baby Gun is a hard-hitting and urgent investigation into the gun's lifespan, into our hugely complex relationship with firearms and their undeniable, long-reaching and often hidden impact. Along the way, award-winning journalist Iain Overton unearths some stark truths about the everyday human cost of gun crime.
A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun
Author: Iain Overton
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: True Crime
Author: Uwe Fraunholz
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften
Author: Jared M. Diamond
Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.
Author: Bohdan S. Wynar,Susan D. Strickland,Shannon M. Graff
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Both the history of the gun control debate, as well as the focus the debate will take in the future, are explored in this unique collection of over 200 documents spanning 200 years. High school and undergraduate students can use this resource—one of the largest collections of key documents concerning the issue of gun control—to explore the seminal arguments for and against further restrictions on guns. Each document is preceded by an explanatory head note to aid the student researcher in understanding and appraising the primary source. An advisory board of distinguished specialists and teachers on both sides of the debate assisted Bijlefeld with the selection of documents. All aspects of the debate are examined, including the history and development of the Second Amendment and its modern interpretations, as well as the political climate surrounding the debate. Users can investigate explanations of federal and state gun control measures, how they are passed into law, and gun control's role in today's political debates. Examining the future of the debate, Bijlefeld provides documents that explore the developing legal theories, the increased attention by criminologists, and the role played by the public health and law enforcement communities. The volume serves as a comprehensive source of key documents as well as a guide to additional sources covering specific topics.
A Documentary History
Author: Marjolijn Bijlefeld
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Category: Political Science
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Category: Reference books
Category: Education, Humanistic
Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Category: Academic libraries
Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Category: Constitutional history
Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.
Author: Thomas Piketty
Category: Business & Economics