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American freemasons : three centuries of building American communities

Author: Mark A Tabbert
Publisher: New York : New York University Press ; Lexington, Mass. : National Heritage Museum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of masonry in america through gorgeous illustrations and rich prose.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Tabbert
ISBN: 0814782922 9780814782927 9780814783023 0814783023
OCLC Number: 61713646
Description: xvii, pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Enlightenment : Freemasonry in Britain and Europe, 1600-1800 --
Ch. 2. Peaceable citizens : Freemasonry in colonial and revolutionary America, 1730-1800 --
Ch. 3. Act honorably : Freemasonry and Federalist America, 1800-1835 --
Ch. 4. The foundation of every virtue : Masonic self-improvement, 1835-1870 --
Ch. 5. Safely lodged : secret rituals and Freemasonry, 1870-1900 --
Ch. 6. Relieve the distressed : mutual benefit in the Industrial Age, 1870-1900 --
Ch. 7. From labor to refreshment : fraternal fun, 1880-1910 --
Ch. 8. Powers and properties of magnitudes : tensions in the lodge, 1900-1920 --
Ch. 9. Plain dealing : the Rotarian Age and Freemasonry's new personality, 1920-1941 --
Ch. 10. One family : the Masonic good life, 1942-1965 --
Ch. 11. They are all exhausted : Freemasons' service for new communities, 1966-2000.
Responsibility: Mark A. Tabbert.

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"From colonial times to the present, Masons have always been central to community life in America. Mark Tabbert tells their story in a fresh and arresting way. . . . This informative and visually Read more...

 
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