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By Corey D. B. Walker

A Noble Fight 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 yankee democracy. Combining cultural and political conception with wide archival research--including the invention of an extraordinary selection of nineteenth-century files of an African American Freemason Lodge--Corey D. B. Walker offers 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 offers a severe theoretical lens for figuring out the exact methods African americans have developed a considerably democratic political imaginary via racial cohesion and political nationalism, forcing us to reassess even more circumspectly the advanced courting among voluntary institutions and democratic politics.

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