ISBN-10: 1620556057

ISBN-13: 9781620556054

Explores the yank Masonic process and its strengths and failings

• Examines the background of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period and the progressive warfare to the increase of the Scottish department onward

• Investigates the racial break up in American Freemasonry among black resorts and white and the way, in contrast to French hotels, ladies are ineligible to develop into Masons within the U.S.

• unearths the criteria that experience led to shrinking Masonic enrollment in the USA and explores the revitalization paintings performed via the Grand inn of California

Freemasonry bears the imprint of the society during which it exists, and Freemasonry in North the USA isn't any exception. whereas conserving shut ties to French motels till 1913, American Freemasonry was once additionally deeply stimulated by way of the stories of many early American political leaders, resulting in exact variations from ecu motels.

Offering an unobstructed view of the yankee method and its strengths and failings, Alain de Keghel, an elder of the Grand Orient de France and, because 1999, a life-time member of the Scottish ceremony learn Society (Southern U.S. jurisdiction), examines the background of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period to the innovative battle to the increase of the Scottish department onward. He unearths the precise dating among the French Masonic hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Founding Fathers, specially George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, together with French Freemasonry’s function within the American Revolution. He additionally explores Franklin’s Masonic club, together with how he used to be Elder of the inn of the 9 Sisters in Paris.

The writer investigates the racial break up in American Freemasonry among black resorts and white and the way, in contrast to French inns, girls are ineligible to turn into Masons within the U.S. He examines how American Freemasonry has remained deeply spiritual around the centuries and forbids dialogue of spiritual or social concerns in its resorts, not like a few branches of French Freemasonry, which got rid of trust in God as a prerequisite for club in 1877 and whose resorts function in a few respects as philosophical debating societies. Revealing the standards that experience led to shrinking Masonic enrollment in the USA, the writer explores the revitalization paintings performed by means of the Grand inn of California and sounds the decision to make Freemasonry and its ideas correct to the US as soon as again.

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