Boston : Beacon Press, 2017.
225 pages ; 24 cm.
Author's note : mom the sharp-shooter
Introduction : when good citizenship is armed citizenship
"That great law of nature" : the origins of a selective self-defense culture
Defensive violence and the "true man" : the end of reconstruction
"Mighty power in the hands of the citizen" : justice and true manhood in the western borderlands
"Queer justice" and the sexual politics of lynching
"An American tradition" : the paramilitary response to white supremacist terror and unequal protection
"The stuff of pulp fiction" : unreasonable women, vigilante heroes, and the rise of the armed citizen
Avoiding a "a fate worse than death" : how we learned to stand our ground
Conclusion : legal blindspots and epistemic shifts : self-defense and exclusionary citizenship.