Download PDF by Corey D. B. Walker: A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle

By Corey D. B. Walker

ISBN-10: 0252033655

ISBN-13: 9780252033650

A Noble Fight examines the metaphors and meanings at the back of the African American appropriation of the tradition, ritual, and establishment of freemasonry in navigating the contested area of yank democracy. Combining cultural and political concept with huge archival research--including the invention of an extraordinary choice of nineteenth-century files of an African American Freemason Lodge--Corey D. B. Walker offers an leading edge viewpoint on American politics and society through the lengthy transition from slavery to freedom. With nice care and element, Walker argues that African American freemasonry offers a serious theoretical lens for realizing the distinct methods African americans have developed a significantly democratic political imaginary via racial team spirit and political nationalism, forcing us to reassess even more circumspectly the complicated courting among voluntary institutions and democratic politics.

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