Stand Your Ground: the Story of Race, Gender & Privilege in the US - Part 2

27m | Dec 27, 2021

Guest: Dr. Caroline Light – Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard University. Her book, Stand Your Ground: A History of Americas Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense is a critical genealogy of our nations ideals of armed citizenship.

Discussion on the history of armed citizenship – from the days of the founding of the US to present day. Who was really supposed to be armed? What qualifications needed to be met to be a gun owner? Did race, status and gender play a role?

Learn how ‘stand your ground’ laws evolved over the centuries – how our nation’s forefathers expected and envisioned who would exercise that right.

Fascinating account of our nation’s past – and a look to the future on stand your ground laws across America. 

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