Selected Masonic Writings

Author: Michael R. Poll
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1887560408
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Selected Masonic Writings. Collected writings from rare and out of print early editions of "The New Age Magazine." Priceless essays from the powerful pens of Robert Freke Gould; Joseph Fort Newton; Oswald Wirth; Theodore Rooseve

Masonic Writings

Author: Gregory Peters
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365235971
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Masonic Writings. Essays examining the rites and symbolism of Freemasonry, with material on the Holy Royal Arch of Enoch, the Antient & Accepted Scottish Rite, the Masonic Rosicrucians and Blue Lodge

Writing Secrecy In Caribbean Freemasonry

Author: Jossianna Arroyo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137305169
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Writing Secrecy In Caribbean Freemasonry. Addressing the transnational relationships of Freemasonry, politics, and culture in the field of Latin American and Caribbean literatures and cultures, Writing Secrecy provides insight into Pan-Caribbean, transnational and diasporic formations of these Masonic lodges and their influences on political and cultural discourses in the Americas.

Triad Societies Selected Writings

Author: Kingsley Bolton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415243933
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Triad Societies Selected Writings. This set comprises a comprehensive selection of colonial Western scholarly texts on Chinese secret societies from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It includes a selection of important papers on Chinese secret societies by a variety of scholars, missionaries, and colonial officials.

Freemasonry

Author: Mark Stavish
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738711489
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Freemasonry. An exploration of Freemasonry and its history, philosophy, symbols and practices.

Selected Writings And Speeches Of James E Shepard 1896 1946 Founder Of North Carolina Central University

Author: James E. Shepard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611475449
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Selected Writings And Speeches Of James E Shepard 1896 1946 Founder Of North Carolina Central University. The is the first and only collection of the writings and speeches of James E. Shepard, founder and president of the first State-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.

Native American Freemasonry

Author: Joy Porter
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803225474
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Native American Freemasonry. Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era?a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. The work?s overarching concern is with how Masonry met specific social and personal needs, a theme developed across three significant periods of membership: the revolutionary era, the last third of the nineteenth century, and the years following the First World War. Joy Porter places Freemasonry into historical context, revealing its social and political impact as a transatlantic phenomenon at the heart of the colonizing process. She then explores its meaning for many of the key Native leaders over time, for the ethnic groups who sought to make connections with it, and for the bulk of its American membership?the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class. Porter contends that Freemasonry offered special access to Native Americans through its performance of ritual, an assertion borne out by a wealth of contemporary manuscripts, newspapers, pamphlets, Masonic sermons, orations, and lodge records and writings by Masonic historians and antiquarians gleaned from archives in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, California, and London. Through these documents, she demonstrates that over time, Freemasonry became a significant avenue for the exchange, and perhaps even cocreation, of cultural forms by Indians and non-Indians.

Marvellous Thieves

Author: Paulo Lemos Horta
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674545052
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Marvellous Thieves. Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the Arabian Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Supporting the suspicion that the story collection is more Parisian than Persian, some of its most famous tales, including the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba, appear nowhere in the original sources. Yet as befits a world where magic lamps may conceal a jinni and fabulous treasures lie just beyond secret doors, the truth of the Arabian Nights is richer than standard criticism suggests. Marvellous Thieves recovers the cross-cultural encounters-the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny-that produced the Arabian Nights in European languages. Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from colonial Calcutta to Bohemian London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces readers to the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made crucial but largely unacknowledged contributions to this most famous of story collections. Each version betrays the distinctive cultural milieu in which it was produced and the workshop atmosphere of its compilation. Time and again, Horta shows, stories were retold and elaborate commentaries added to remake the Arabian Nights in accordance with the personalities and ambitions of the storytellers and writers. Untangling the intricate web of invention and plagiarism that ensnares the Arabian Nights, Horta rehabilitates the voices hidden in its long history-voices that mirror the endless potential of Shahrazad's stories to proliferate.

Black Freemasonry

Author: Cécile Révauger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554887
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Black Freemasonry. The history of black Freemasonry from Boston and Philadelphia in the late 1700s through the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement • Examines the letters of Prince Hall, legendary founder of the first black lodge • Reveals how many of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century were also Masons, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Nat King Cole • Explores the origins of the Civil Rights Movement within black Freemasonry and the roles played by Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois When the first Masonic lodges opened in Paris in the early 18th century their membership included traders, merchants, musketeers, clergymen, and women--both white and black. This was not the case in the United States where black Freemasons were not eligible for membership in existing lodges. For this reason the first official charter for an exclusively black lodge--the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts--was granted by the Grand Lodge of England rather than any American chapter. Through privileged access to archives kept by Grand Lodges, Masonic libraries, and museums in both the United States and Europe, respected Freemasonry historian Cécile Révauger traces the history of black Freemasonry from Boston and Philadelphia in the late 1700s through the Abolition Movement and the Civil War to the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1900s up through the 1960s. She opens with a look at Prince Hall, legendary founder and the chosen namesake when black American lodges changed from “African Lodges” to “Prince Hall Lodges” in the early 1800s. She reveals how the Masonic principles of mutual aid and charity were more heavily emphasized in the black lodges and especially during the reconstruction period following the Civil War. She explores the origins of the Civil Rights Movement within black Freemasonry and the roles played by Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, founder of the NAACP, among others. Looking at the deep connections between jazz and Freemasonry, the author reveals how many of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century were also Masons, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, and Paul Robeson. Unveiling the deeply social role at the heart of black Freemasonry, Révauger shows how the black lodges were instrumental in helping American blacks transcend the horrors of slavery and prejudice, achieve higher social status, and create their own solid spiritually based social structure, which in some cities arose prior to the establishment of black churches.