“No Undue Prejudice”: Samuel Colt and the Politics of Uniformity

  title={“No Undue Prejudice”: Samuel Colt and the Politics of Uniformity},
  author={James Massender},
  journal={Canadian Review of American Studies},
  pages={17 - 51}
  • J. Massender
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • Psychology
  • Canadian Review of American Studies
To have civilization, it is necessary that a people should be numerous and closely placed; that they should be fixed in their habitations, and safe from violent external and internal disturbance; that a considerable number of them should be exempt from the necessity of drudging for immediate subsistence. Feeling themselves at ease about the first necessities of their nature, including self-preservation, and daily subjected to that intellectual excite­ment which society produces, men begin to… 


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