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American freemasons : three centuries of building communities

Author: Mark A Tabbert
Publisher: Lexington, Mass. : National Heritage Museum ; New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
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Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this illustrated volume offers a brief overview of Freemasonry's origins in 17th-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Tabbert, Mark A.
American freemasons.
Lexington, Mass. : National Heritage Museum ; New York : New York University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)655008593
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Tabbert
ISBN: 0814782922 9780814782927 0814783023 9780814783023
OCLC Number: 57530003
Description: xvii, 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Enlightenment : freemasonry in Britain and Europe, 1600-1800 --
Peaceable citizens : freemasonry in colonial and revolutionary America, 1730-1800 --
Act honorably : freemasonry and federalist America, 1800-1835 --
The foundation of every virtue : Masonic self-improvement, 1835-1870 --
Safely lodged : secret rituals and freemasonry, 1870-1900 --
Relieve the distressed : mutual benefit in the industrial age, 1870-1900 --
From labor to refreshment : fraternal fun, 1800-1910 --
Powers and properties of magnitudes : tensions in the lodge, 1900-1920 --
Plain dealing : the Rotarian age and freemasonry's new personality, 1920-1941 --
One family : the Masonic good life, 1942-1965 --
They are all exhausted : Freemasons' service for new communities, 1966-2000.
Responsibility: Mark A. Tabbert.
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"Visually, this is an attractive book: large format, profusely illustrated, just on the right side of coffee-table-ish." --Fortean Times"The real history of Freemasonry is arguably more interesting Read more...

 
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