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作者 Obert, Jonathan, author
書名 The six-shooter state : public and private violence in American politics / Jonathan Obert
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781316515143 (Hardback)
9781108454148 (Paperback)
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 人文社會聯圖  HV6432 .O24 2018    在架上    30650020083115
說明 xvii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "American violence is schizophrenic. On the one hand, many Americans support the creation of a powerful bureaucracy of coercion made up of police and military forces in order to provide public security. At the same time, many of those citizens also demand the private right to protect their own families, home, and property. This book diagnoses this schizophrenia as a product of a distinctive institutional history, in which private forms of violence - vigilantes, private detectives, mercenary gunfighters - emerged in concert with the creation of new public and state forms of violence such as police departments or the National Guard. This dual public and private face of American violence resulted from the upending of a tradition of republican governance, in which public security had been indistinguishable from private effort, by the nineteenth century social transformations of the Civil War and the Market Revolution"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Jurisdictional Decoupling as Institutional Change; 3. Bandits, Elites, and Vigilantes in Antebellum Illinois; 4. Pinkertons and Police in Antebellum Chicago; 5. Racist Vigilantism as Reform in Reconstruction Louisiana; 6. The Violent Careers of American Gunfighters; 7. Conclusion, Index
主題 Violence -- Political aspects -- United States
Vigilantes -- United States
Police -- United States
Firearms ownership -- United States
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