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- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95
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...
- 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...
- Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 79.99
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 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 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.99
Behind the Mask of Chivalry exposes the inner workings of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and explains how it was able to attract millions of American men. Using an usual and rich cache of internal Klan records from Athens, Georgia, to anchor her observations, MacLean combines a fine-grained portrait of a local Klan world with an analysis of the movement's... more...