Bullock, Steven C.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1996
Steven C Bullock; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
|ISBN:||0807822825 9780807822821 080784750X 9780807847503|
|注意：||"Published for the Institute for Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."|
|描述：||xviii, 421 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||Introduction. Understanding Salem Town's Fraternity --
Ch. 1. Newton and Necromancy: The Creation of the Masonic Fraternity --
Ch. 2. The Appearance of So Many Gentlemen: Masonry and Colonial Elites, 1730-1776 --
Ch. 3. Where Is Honour? The Rise of Ancient Masonry, 1752-1792 --
Ch. 4. According to Their Rank: Masonry and the Revolution, 1775-1792 --
Ch. 5. A New Order for the Ages: Public Values, 1790-1826 --
Ch. 6. An Appearance of Sanctity: Religion, 1790-1826 --
Ch. 7. Preference in Many Particulars: Charity and Commerce, 1790-1826 --
Ch. 8. In Almost Every Place Where Power Is of Importance: Politics, 1790-1826 --
Ch. 9. Into the Secret Place: Organization and Sacrilization, 1790-1826 --
Ch. 10. The Lion and the Crows: Antimasonry, 1826-1840 --
Epilogue: Losing the Right to Reverence: Masonry's Decline and Revival --
A Note on Masonic Sources.
|責任：||Steven C. Bullock.|
"In the first comprehensive history of the fraternity known to outsiders primarily for its secrecy and rituals. Steven Bullocks traces Freemasonry through its first century in America. He follows the order from its origins in Britain and its introduction into North America in the 1730s to its near-destruction by a massive anti-Masonic movement almost a century later and its subsequent reconfiguration into the brotherhood we know today. With a membership that included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere, and Andrew Jackson. Freemasonry is fascinating in its own right, but Bullock also places it at the center of the transformation of American society and culture from the colonial era to the rise of Jacksonian democracy." "Using lodge records, members' reminiscences and correspondence, and local and Masonic histories. Bullock links Freemasonry with the changing ideals of early American society."--BOOK JACKET.