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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: Foreword Preface Chart of American Freemasonry Introduction Chapter 1 Enlightenment Freemasonry in Britain and Europe, 1600-1800Chapter 2 Peaceable CitizensFreemasonry in Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1730-1800Chapter 3 Act Honorably Freemasonry and Federalist America, 1800-1835Part Two Building Freemasonry and American Community,1835-1920Chapter 4 The Foundation of Every Virtue Masonic Self-Improvement, 1835-1870Chapter 5 Safely Lodged Secret Rituals and Freemasonry, 1870-1900Chapter 6 Relieve the Distressed Mutual Bene?t in the Industrial Age, 1870-1900Chapter 7 From Labor to Refreshment Fraternal Fun, 1880-1910Chapter 8 Powers and Properties of Magnitudes Tensions in the Lodge, 1900-1920Part Three Adorning American Communities, 1920-2000Chapter 9 Plain DealingThe Rotarian Age and Freemasonry's New Personality, 1920-1941Chapter 10 One Family The Masonic Good Life, 1942-1965Chapter 11 They are All Exhausted Freemasons' Service for New Communities, 1966-2000Notes Suggested Reading Index Photography Credits
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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