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  • The Etiquette of Freemasonryby An Old Past Master

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 0.00

    First written in 1890, The Etiquette of Freemasonry is a timeless window into the mysterious traditions and practices of one of history?s most intriguing secret societies. This straightforward guide blends instruction with philosophical reasoning to capture the true spirit of the Freemason brethren. Readers will get the chance to walk in the footsteps... more...

  • Boy Scouts Handbookby Boy Scouts of America

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 0.00

    This is a facsimile reprint of the very first Boy Scouts Handbook , complete with the wonderful vintage advertisements that accompanied the original 1911 edition, now in full color. Over 40 million copies of this book have been distributed since its first publication nearly 100 years ago. The original Boy Scouts Handbook standardized American... more...

  • That Religion in Which All Men Agreeby David G. Hackett

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    This powerful study weaves the story of Freemasonry into the narrative of American religious history. Freighted with the mythical legacies of stonemasons? guilds and the Newtonian revolution, English Freemasonry arrived in colonial America with a vast array of cultural baggage, which was drawn on, added to, and transformed during its sojourn through... more...

  • Race, Resistance, and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africaby Timothy H. Parsons

    Ohio University Press 2004; US$ 23.99

    Conceived by General Sir Robert Baden-Powell as a way to reduce class tensions in Edwardian Britain, scouting evolved into an international youth movement. It offered a vision of romantic outdoor life as a cure for disruption caused by industrialization and urbanization. Scouting's global spread was due to its success in attaching itself to institutions... more...

  • The Ku Klux Klan in Western Pennsylvania, 1921?1928by John Craig

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    This book details extensive Klan activism in western Pennsylvania, 1921-1928, a region where two hundred thousand residents joined the KKK. The racist, nativist organization would be responsible for numerous acts of violence, including two large-scale deadly riots. more...

  • The Anti-Masonic Party in the United Statesby William Preston Vaughn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Here, for the first time in more than eighty years, is a detailed study of political Antimasonry on the national, state, and local levels, based on a survey of existing sources. The Antimasonic party, whose avowed goal was the destruction of the Masonic Lodge and other secret societies, was the first influential third party in the United States and... more...

  • The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwestby Charles C. Alexander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is a study of a disturbing phenomenon in American society -- the Ku Klux Klan -- and that eruption of nativism, racism and moral authoritarianism during the 1920s in the four states of the Southwest -- Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas -- in which the Klan became especially powerful. The hooded order is viewed here as a move by frustrated... more...

  • Pfadfindenby Matthias D. Witte; Eckart Conze

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 25.47

    Das Pfadfinden als Erziehungs- und Bildungsidee ist über 100 Jahre alt und heute in mehr als 200 Ländern verbreitet. Knoten knüpfen, Feuer machen, ein Zeltdorf errichten, den Wald erkunden, auf Fahrt gehen ? Kinder und Jugendliche auf der ganzen Welt gestalten ihre Freizeit mit und bei den Pfadfindern. Die pädagogischen Grundkonzepte und historischen... more...

  • Non-Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Chinaby Qiusha Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Based on documentary materials including interviews with key players in China, this book charts the development of non-governmental and non-profit organizations in China from the late 1970s to the present day. It recounts how in the aftermath of the 1978 reforms that created a market economy and diversified interests and social life, new institutions... more...

  • French Connectionsby Sophie Coignard; Marie-Therese Guichard

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    The "Old Boys Club," French style -- wherever you go, it's still true that what matters most is whom you know. This book reveals some of the patterns of how it all works. more...