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found in, R. Kent Newmyer, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story: Statesmen of the Old
Republic (Chapel Hill, 1985)
Story, Familiar Exposition,264-65. On the decline of the militia as an institution in the
early republic, see Mark Pitcavage, “An Equitable Burden: The Decline of The State
Militias, 1783-1858,” Ph.D. Diss., Ohio State University, 1995.
On the jeremiad as an important American literary form, see Sacvan Bercovitch,
The American Jeremiad (Madison, WI 1978)
Christopher L. Eisgruber, Constitutional Self-Government (Cambridge, MA 2001), 120-26
Several gun rights advocates have suggested recreating the militia, but usually ignore the
intrusive nature of the kinds of regulation necessary to create a well-regulated militia, see
David Kopel and Christoper Little, “Communitarians, Neorepublicans, and Guns: Assessing
the Case for Firearms Prohibition,” Maryland Law Review 56 (1997): 438-554 and Brannon
P. Denning, and Glenn Harlan Reynolds, “It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for
Compulsory Arms Bearing,” William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 5 (1996): 185-214.