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- Wiley 2015; US$ 11.50
Geheime Bruderschaften, undurchsichtige Rituale und rätselhafte Symbole - da findet sich reichlich Stoff für Spekulationen und Verschwörungstheorien. "Freimaurer für Dummies" schafft Klarheit. Es beschreibt, wann und warum die Freimaurer gegründet wurden, erläutert die Rituale, erklärt die Symbole und deren Entwicklung... 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 2014; US$ 44.95
What role do Chinese popular associations play in the expansion of civil society and democratization? Under Mao few associations were permitted to exist, while today over 200,000 associations are officially recognized. Are they important foundations of civil society, or vehicles for state corporatism and control? In this book leading China specialists... 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95
The detective story, focused on inquiries, and in its wake the spy novel, built around conspiracies, developed as genres in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the same period, psychiatry was inventing paranoia, sociology was devising new forms of causality to explain the social lives of individuals and groups and political science... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00
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... more...
- Impress Books 2014; US$ 7.28
The Athenaeum was founded in 1824 as a meeting place for those who enjoy the life of the mind. Over the years its members have included scientists, clergy, lawyers, artists, writers, civil servants, doctors and academics. In its history 52 members have won the Nobel Prize. Frequently serious discussions take place in the Drawing Room, the Coffee Room,... more...
- Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2014; US$ 9.84
Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting his step-daughter. Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of largely nocturnal fishing jaunts across... 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...