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

    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...

  • 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$ 39.99

    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...

  • The Sion Revelationby Lynn Picknett; Clive Prince

    Touchstone 2006; US$ 5.99

    An essential notion in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code is the existence of an age-old French society, the Priory of Sion, whose task it is to protect Christ's sacred bloodline. In The Sion Revelation, Picknett and Prince reveal the story of the Priory, taking readers on a highly significant, disturbing, and even alarming ride... 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...

  • Behind the Mask of Chivalryby Nancy K. MacLean

    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...

  • 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...