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  • 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...

  • Non-Governmental Organisations in Chinaby Yiyi Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    As Chinese society becomes more open, and hopes rise that control by the Communist Party may become more relaxed, a great deal is expected from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the formation of civil society. This book, based on extensive original research including detailed interview research in over 40 Chinese NGOs, discusses the current... more...

  • Faith, Fraternity and Fightingby Donald M. MacRaild

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    Despite its prominence, the Orange Order has never been the focus of significant scholarly attention. With Faith, Fraternity and Fighting , Donald MacRaild provides the first serious full-length study of the Orange Order in northern England. Making extensive use of archival materials - many previously unavailable to scholars - he reveals the ways in... more...

  • The Rise of the Ku Klux Klanby Rory McVeigh

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00

    In 1915, forty years after the original Ku Klux Klan disbanded, a former farmer, circuit preacher, and university lecturer named Colonel William Joseph Simmons revived the secret society. By the early 1920s the KKK had been transformed into a national movement with millions of dues-paying members and chapters in all of the nation?s forty-eight states.... more...

  • Ku Klux Klan, The: A Guide to an American Subcultureby Martin Gitlin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 39.00

    "Although there are hundreds of good historical studies of the Ku Klux Klan available, this one is especially helpful for students in high school and colleges due to its emphasis on providing a good, yet brief, history of the Klan, profiles of some of its major leaders, and especially primary source documents. An inexpensive purchase, most academic... more...

  • Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scoutsby Tammy Proctor

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    This volume examines scouting?the largest voluntary movement for girls?in its first century of existence, seeking to understand how the organization has lasted and how it has changed. more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Michael A. Halleran

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The first in-depth study of the Freemasons during the Civil War   One of the enduring yet little examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and danger. This work... more...

  • The Origins of Freemasonryby David Stevenson

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This is a classic account of the origins of freemasonry, a brotherhood of men bound together by secret initiatives. more...

  • Scouting for Boysby Robert Baden-Powell; Elleke Boehmer

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and 'self-instructor' of the Boy Scout Movement. An all-time bestseller, it is both a handbook and a philosophy for a way of living that replaces self with service,puts country before individual, and duty above all. As well as practical instructions on how to light fires, stalk men and animals, it... more...

  • One Hundred Percent Americanby Thomas R. Pegram

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 32.99

    One Hundred Percent American is a new, comprehensive history of the 1920s Invisible Empire that recognizes the diversity of the Klan movement while charting the patterns that determined the organization's rise and fall. Enlivened by sharp detail, it situates the Klan within mainstream developments in American postwar life but also explains why... more...