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 thought with large archival research--including the invention of a unprecedented selection of nineteenth-century documents of an African American Freemason Lodge--Corey D. B. Walker presents an cutting edge standpoint on American politics and society through the lengthy transition from slavery to freedom. With nice care and aspect, Walker argues that African American freemasonry presents a serious theoretical lens for knowing the special methods African american citizens have built a extensively democratic political imaginary via racial unity and political nationalism, forcing us to reassess even more circumspectly the complicated courting among voluntary institutions and democratic politics.

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A Noble struggle examines the metaphors and meanings in 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 idea with broad archival research--including the invention of an extraordinary number of nineteenth-century files of an African American Freemason Lodge--Corey D.

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