American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities by Mark TabbertAmerican Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities by Mark Tabbert

American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities

byMark Tabbert

Paperback | October 1, 2006

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With over four million members worldwide, and two million in the U.S., Freemasonry is the largest fraternal organization in the world. Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this extravagantly illustrated volume offers an overview of Freemasonry's origins in seventeenth-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving role in American history, from the Revolution through the labor and civil rights movements, and into the twenty-first century. American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries.

American Freemasons is the perfect introduction to understanding a society that, while shrouded in mystery, has played an integral role in the lives and communities of millions of Americans.

Copublished with the National Heritage Museum

Title:American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building CommunitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814783023

ISBN - 13:9780814783023

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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 delightful book introduces us to a vital aspect of our nation's civic history.”
-Theda Skocpol,Harvard University