Kate Masur highlights the fundamental difference between the anti-slavery and the Civil Rights movements reaching backward from the Reconstruction through the early American republic. Masur emphasizes police powers of the states and the poor law traditions as rivals to the tradition of individual rights shining light on the decades long making of the 14th amendment.
In her book, The Second, Carol Anderson provides an overview and examination of the racially rooted popularity of the Second Amendment, outlining the hypocrisy of the people that defend it. Anderson highlights the consistency with which Blacks’ Second Amendment rights have been denied throughout US history from slave codes to Jim Crow and beyond. It’s quick and concise and I highly recommend the read.