Abstract: Freemasonry played a very important role in the development of America as a nation. This well-documented treatise explores that role.
Keywords: book review, history, freemasonry, Masons, Masonry, American Revolution, eighteenth nineteenth century.
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Title: Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order 1730-1840
Author: Steven C. Bullock
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Date Published: May 1996
ISBN: 0807822825
LOCN: HS523.B85 1996
Dewey: 366/.1/0973 20
Pages: 421
Footnotes: 777
Figures: 24
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Introduction: Understanding Salem Town's Fraternity

Chapter 1: Newton and Necromancy: The Creation of the Masonic Fraternity

Chapter 2: The Appearance of So Many Gentlemen: Masonry and Colonial Elites

Chapter 3: Where is Honor? The Rise of Ancient Masonry, 1752 - 1792

Chapter 4: According to Their Rank: Masonry and the Revolution, 1775 - 1792

Chapter 5: A New Order for the Ages: Public Values, 1790 - 1826

Chapter 6: An Appearance of Sanctity: Religion, 1790 - 1826

Chapter 7: Preference in Many Particulars: Charity and Commerce, 1790 - 1826

Chapter 8: In Almost Every Place Where Power Is of Importance: Politics, 1790 - 1826

Chapter 9: Into the Secret Place: Organizations and Sacrilization, 1790 - 1826

Chapter 10: The Lion and the Crows: Antimasonry, 1826 - 1840

Epilogue: Losing the Right to Reverence: Masonry's Decline and Revival


Author:        Bullock, Steven C.
Title:         Revolutionary brotherhood : Freemasonry and the
                  transformation of the American social order, 1730-1840 /
                  Steven C. Bullock.
Published:     Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,
Description:   xviii, 421 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   HS523.B85 1996
Dewey No.:     366/.1/0973 20
ISBN:          0807822825 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes:         "Published for the Institute for Early American
                  History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
               Includes bibliographical references (p.
                  [321]-405) and index.
Subjects:      Freemasonry -- United States -- History -- 18th
               Freemasonry -- United States -- History -- 19th
Other authors: Institute of Early American History and Culture
                  (Williamsburg, VA.)
Control No.:   95039554 


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