American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities, (2005).
With over two million members worldwide, and one million in the U.S., Freemasonry is the largest fraternal organization in the world. 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.
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