10th Volunteer Infantry, Army of the Cumberland, this may be for you!
Published 1990 by Library Research Associates, Inc., Monroe, N.Y.
This is a small publisher, in a small town (that's the whole address!) so some book stores may not be too anxious to order this book. You may be able order it from barnesandnoble.com.
For The Defense
Of Themselves And The State:
The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right To Keep And Bear Arms
This is the authoritative history of how the courts have interpreted the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. It doesn't just cover the judicial interpretation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but also the analogous guarantees contained in most of the state constitutions. It was cited in the federal district court decision USA v. Emerson (N.D.Texas 1999) and in the Washington Supreme Court decision State v. Sieyes, 225 P.3d 995 (Wash. 2010).
Published 1994 by Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Conn.
Greenwood Publishing Group has a webpage from which you can order this book. You should be able to order it through most bookstores, but because it's a scholarly work, you may have some difficulty ordering it through through local chain bookstore. They can do it -- if they want to do it.
Published 1995 by Krause Publishing, Iola, Wisc.
this is a reference work on black population distribution, both free and
slave, by state and region. It also includes 20,000 words about the significance
and accuracy of the census data; the process by which both manumission
and abolition brought about the end of slavery in the "free" states; the
continuing controversy about black disabilities and the 1840 census; and
legal restrictions on black migration within the United States.
To see the table of contents, preface, the first chapter, a few pages
of graphs and tables from the book, and the bibliography, click on the
title above. You can order it from
Publishing, this book examines why Southern states took the lead in
the adoption of laws regulating the sale and carrying of concealed weapons
before the Mexican War. While many of the antebellum weapons laws
were associated with the maintenance of slavery, the principle objective
of these particular laws had nothing to do with race, but were an
attempt to solve the severe problems of "honor violence" associated with
the back country culture of the South.
To see the table of contents, introduction, and the first chapter, click on the link above.
You can order it from barnesandnoble.com.
Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as
Published in January, 2007 by Nelson Current, this book examines the development of a distinctively American gun culture to 1840 with its implications for the concept of citizenship based on the duty to militia service. It also demonstrates that the widely publicized and accepted claims of now former Professor Michael Bellesiles of Emory University were not simply wrong, but intentional fraud.
Armed America is available in bookstores everywhere! ISBN: 1-595-55069-0
My Brother Ron: A Personal and Social History of the Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill
Published in July, 2012 by CreateSpace and Amazon, My Brother Ron: A Personal and Social History of the Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill is both the story of my older brother's descent into madness, and a history of how and why the United States (and eventually, most other Western countries) abandoned the old system of caring for the severely mentally ill, leading to widespread homelessness, increases in violence, and the general degradation of urban life. You can read the first few chapters here.