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Author Walker, Corey D. B.

Title A noble fight : African American freemasonry and the struggle for democracy in America / Corey D.B. Walker
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
Contents Introduction: Secret rites, public power -- The specter of democracy -- A cartography of democracy -- Ritual and revolution -- A new political ideology -- The democratic uses of ritual and secrecy -- Epilogue: Race, ritual, and the struggle for democracy in America
Summary "A Noble Fight examines the metaphors and meanings behind the African American appropriation of the culture, ritual, and institution of freemasonry in navigating the contested terrain of American democracy. Combining cultural and political theory with extensive archival research--including the discovery of a rare collection of nineteenth-century records of an African American Freemason Lodge--Corey D.B. Walker provides an innovative perspective on American politics and society during the long transition from slavery to freedom."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-280) and index
Subject African American freemasonry -- History.
African American freemasons -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Political activity.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252092775 (electronic bk.)
9780252092770 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles African American freemasonry and the struggle for democracy in America