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by Mark A. Tabbert

American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities download ebook
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0814782922
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978-0814782927
Author:
Mark A. Tabbert
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NYU Press (June 15, 2005)
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262 pages
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by Mark A. Tabbert New York University Press ISBN: 0814782922 It contains three major parts.

by Mark A. Tabbert New York University Press ISBN: 0814782922. The book is a joint publication of the Museum and the New York University Press, and is part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Museum. It contains three major parts. The first, Establishing Freemasonry, 1600-1835, traces the growth of Speculative Freemasonry in Europe from the builders of the Middle Ages to the thriving organization that counted the leaders of the Enlightenment among its members.

Mark Tabbert tells their story in a fresh and arresting wa. .I just started reading the book, and I like Tabberts writing style. Having read many books on Freemasonry, I know what should be in here, it looks to be a good read.This informative and visually delightful book introduces us to a vital aspect of our nation's civic history. Theda Skocpol,Harvard University.

Mark a. tabbert 33. AMERICAN FREEMASONS Three Centuries of Building Communities. Introduction to the book. There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. Harry S. Truman, 1952. On October 15, 1948, three weeks before election day and in the midst of the political fight of his life, President Harry S. Truman spent the evening attending a Masonic lodge meeting in Beech Grove, Indiana. Earlier that day, Truman was giving a whistle-stop speech in Kokomo when he spotted in the crowd a sailor from his presidential yacht.

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Mark Tabbert tells their story in a fresh and arresting wa. Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, "Tabbert, curator of the National Heritage Museum and master of a Masonic lodge in Massachusetts, writes from the inside out, offering an interesting overview of the history of Freemasonry and its attributes. Choice, Recommended, "Visually, this is an attractive book: large format, profusely illustrated, just on the right side of coffee-table-ish

Excellent detailed book on American Freemasonry. Alba1302, November 27, 2011.

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Items related to American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities. Mark A. Tabbert American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities. ISBN 13: 9780814782927. Tabbert is Director of Collections at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia and the former Curator of Masonic and Fraternal Collections at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in The Northern Light, Heredom, and American Studies.

Xvii, 262 p. : 27 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-249) and index

Xvii, 262 p. 219-249) and index. Introduction - Enlightenment : freemasonry in Britain and Europe, 1600-1800 - Peaceable citizens : freemasonry in colonial and revolutionary America, 1730-1800 - Act honorably : freemasonry and federalist America, 1800-1835 - The foundation of every virtue : Masonic self-improvement, 1835-1870 - Safely lodged : secret rituals and freemasonry, 1870-1900 - Relieve the distressed : mutual benefit in.

Mason Mark Tabbert's work is one with which few Masonic scholars will find nits to pick

Mason Mark Tabbert's work is one with which few Masonic scholars will find nits to pick. While not dwelling on the differences between American and European Freemasonry (particularly that of non-English speaking countries), this work shows the integral role the fraternity played in a time when aristocracy was the norm and democracy was a totally new experiment.

American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries

American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries. American Freemasons is the perfect introduction to understanding a society that, while shrouded in mystery, has played an integral role in the lives and communities of millions of Americans. Copublished with the National Heritage Museu. more).

With over four million members worldwide, and two million in the U.S., Freemasonry is the largest fraternal organization in the world. Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this extravagantly illustrated volume offers an overview of Freemasonry’s origins in seventeenth-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving role in American history, from the Revolution through the labor and civil rights movements, and into the twenty-first century. American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries.

American Freemasons is the perfect introduction to understanding a society that, while shrouded in mystery, has played an integral role in the lives and communities of millions of Americans.

Copublished with the National Heritage Museum

Reviews:
  • snowball
I never understood my Dad's Masonic attachments. The bird with a 32 inscribed on the ring he wore. The meetings he would never miss. So serious and dedicated.
I lost my Dad when I was fourteen, never to return.
So I never understood the mystery or his dedication to it.

Reading American Freemasons opened those memories and gave me insights and an understanding of the man I never really knew.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
The book is fine, but pay close attention to whether the book has the dust cover. This is my second purchase of this item. The image to the left is with the dust cover. Without the cover, the spine is the only indication of the title.
  • MOQ
I just started reading the book, and I like Tabberts writing style. Having read many books on Freemasonry, I know what should be in here, it looks to be a good read.

I'm mostly writing about Amazon's poor choice in book reviewers: Reed Elsevier. This type of slander is reminiscent of treatment the Third Reich gave Masons in the Thirties. No facts, just the slime of evil suggestion.

Maybe Reed Elsevier should ask the tens of millions of Americans that have been aided by Masonic & Shriner charities what they think of Freemasons?
  • BoberMod
This reader is not a mason nor a member of any fraternal organization, so I found Tabbert's thorough history particularly useful in understanding this 200+ year-old movement in American history.

While the author, a Lodge Master and Masonic Museum Curator, is understandably sympathetic to his society, he pulls few punches. He is critical of a variety of internal factors and decisions in the last few decades which have contributed to the organization's membership decline. He also provides a frank and factual record (highly footnoted) of the ACTUAL genesis of Freemasonry, without reference to the later fantasies of conspiracy theorists and New Age Templar delusions.

He also explores the entire spectrum of fraternal organizations and their successes and failures. Perhaps the most interesting part of the history is the parallel growth of Prince Hall (African-American) Freemasonry.

The book is extremely well illustrated with photos, prints, and objects from the museum collection Mr. Tabbert oversees. A must read on the subject.
  • Tamesya
This book is fabulous. The stories, art, and other information within it are absolutely wonderful. I think this should be the greatest coffee table book of all time, and I infact have it sitting on my tale in my living room and find myself flipping through it from time to time. I suggest every Mason, and every person interested in Masonic history get a copy of this book for their personal library, even if it is the only book they ever own.

-Ryan Mercer

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  • Zololmaran
This is the cheap version of the book with low quality paper and smaller print. I was buying as a gift and have a higher quality one with glossy pages, larger print and photographs that are higher quality. This version is a,so missing the inside flaps.
  • Frdi
Never even took the stretch wrap off myself, but gift recipient loved it so I'm happy.
I purchased this book for genalogical reasearch. My Great, Great- Grandfather was a Mason and the family has items that have been passed down to us. The book was interesting and very informative. I was suprised at the number of Masons who played major rolls in our American history and influenced decisions that have been past down to our present times. The dates and time lines in history regarding wars, policy, and the country, as it progressed has also helped with understanding other parts of our family tree. Good reading and helpful.