Dumenil, Lynn.

Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930. - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (329 p.) - eBooks on Demand Princeton Legacy Library . - Princeton Legacy Library .

Cover; Contents; Part 1: Masonry in the Nineteenth Century; Part 2: Masonry in the 1920s

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 study not only illuminates this process but clarifies the neglected topic of fraternal orders and enriches our understanding of key facets of American cultural change. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest p

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Freemasonry -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Freemasonry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932.
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Electronic books.

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