Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930 by Lynn DumenilFreemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930 by Lynn Dumenil

Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930

byLynn Dumenil

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As the United States moved from Victorian values to those of modern consumerism, the religious component of Freemasonry was increasingly displaced by a secular ideology of service (like that of business and professional clubs), and the Freemasons' psychology of asylum from the competitive world gave way to the aim of good fellowship" within it. This study not only illuminates this process but clarifies the neglected topic of fraternal orders and enriches our understanding of key facets of American cultural change.

Originally published in 1984.

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Title:Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691612269

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Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • Contents,pg. vii
  • Illustrations,pg. ix
  • Preface,pg. xi
  • Acknowledgments,pg. xvii
  • 1. Masonry Revealed: An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Masonry,pg. 3
  • 2. Sacred Masonry: Ritual and Religion,pg. 31
  • 3. Brotherhood and Respectability,pg. 72
  • 4. The Defense of Americanism: Masonry’s Emergence into the Secular World,pg. 115
  • 5. “The Modern Temper”: From Ritual to Service,pg. 148
  • 6. Social Activities and Auxiliary Organizations: From Temple to Club,pg. 185
  • Conclusion,pg. 218
  • Appendixes,pg. 223
  • Notes,pg. 233
  • Selected Bibliography,pg. 281
  • Index,pg. 295