A gun culture
This document is an extract from the books « The origins of National Gun Culture”, published in 2002, written by Michael Bellesilles and entitled “A gun culture”.
It is composed of a text and 2 magazines cover which picture a massacre.
Through this extract, the author enlarge on the gun culture and it’s problem in the US.
In a first part, I’m going to describe the tragedy and then in a second part, I’m going to explain the problems of violence in the US.
Exploring America's Gun Culture
Michael A. Bellesiles
THERE is a story from World War I that the last words of a French mutineer placed before a firing squad were: "I am honored by all this attention." Similarly, I am naturally honored that the William and Mary Quarterly has deemed a book I have written worthy of such extended discussion. That discussion will, I hope, lead to a reconsideration of a number of larger historical issues. 1
Since Arming America is often misrepresented, it may
A gun culture
The excerpt understudy is an extract from the controversial book, published in 2000 and written by the American professor of colonial and legal history, Michael Bellesiles. The book was awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize of Columbia University.. The theme of the extract is interesting since over the last several decades, the debate has been characterized by a political stalemate opposing advocates for an individual's right to own firearms relying on the Constitution and those
Jusqu'à la guerre de Sécession, l'arme à feu ne faisait guère partie de la panoplie du citoyen américain
C'est la version chic de Règlement de comptes à OK Corral. Des universitaires patentés se canardent à bout portant, à travers des textes. L'objet du duel est l'interprétation du deuxième amendement: celui sur les armes à feu. Les historiens américains ont longtemps bétonné l'idée que tout débat s'arrêtait sur ce morceau de phrase: «le droit du peuple à détenir et à porter des armes ne doit pas être
Gun violence in the United States
Across America, firearms are fast becoming a must-have accessory (“I’m girlie about my gun. I chose it because it’s beautiful and I like it on show” said a 24 girl.)But is this fear of serious crime justified or a sign of a society in the grip of intense paranoia ? There are an estimated 200 million privately owned guns in the US. Despite the pro-gunners’ fears, they’re not going to be taken away anytime soon. Even the Brady Campaign doesn’t advocate an outright
The text, In gun culture, is extracted from Arming America: The Origins of has national gun culture. He(it) was written in 2000 by Michael Bellesiles. He(it) presents America as a country where the violence reigns. Indeed, the weapon has a big importance in the American culture. For the Americans it is a civil freedom. Most part of them possess a weapon. According to FBI 250 million firearms are in traffic(circulation) in United States. However the problem of this culture of the weapon is that she(it)
Culture de la communication
2) Qu’est ce que l’annonceur veut dire ? Ray ban est la marque de lunette la plus couru depuis quelque années en France et dans le monde, son nom est connu de tous. Dans un marché ou la concurrence est très forte, ray ban arrive très bien à se faire une place parmi les marques de lunette les plus tendances du moment. Dior, Chanel, Gucci toutes ses marques se lance aussi dans l’accessoires indispensable, la lunette. Mais ray ban possède une vrai histoire, c’est lunette
A bad shoot
Gradually, the story emerges of what happened on the Danziger bridge
Mar 4th 2010 | NEW ORLEANS THE ECONOMIST
A WEEK after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, on September 4th 2005, the police shot six civilians as they were crossing the Danziger bridge across the Industrial Canal. Two were killed; the others were seriously wounded, one losing an arm. On February 24th a high-ranking officer with a long police career pleaded guilty to orchestrating a vast cover-up
analysis of a case hysteria (“Dora”)”, the object of the study (Dora) appears to be totally opposed to her doctor, Freud, considered by Marcus as a modern writer. To the reader at first Dora represents innocence and inexperience (both mentally and sexually), when Freud represents both scientific knowledge and experience and maybe Freud’s logical control over Dora is accentuated by the fact that he is the one that analyses her according to his knowledge. His observations about Dora tell us a lot about
Melvin BURGESS (2001)
( Excerpt from The Awakening, by Kate CHOPIN (1893)
( "Across the Lines" by Tracy CHAPMAN (1985) and "Like a King" by Ben HARPER (1992)
( "Whistle Stop, Alabama, 1933", excerpt from Fried Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop, by Fannie FLAGG (1987)
( "No Reason to Worry", excerpt from All the Dead Lie Down, by Mary Willis WALKER (1998)
( "Gun Violence in the US", by Stuart JEFFRIES, The Guardian, Friday May 17, 2002.
( "Mastering the Geometry of the Jungle with Math",