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Knights Across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland

Steven Parfitt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383186
eISBN:
9781786944030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383186.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The Knights of Labor became the first national movement of American workers between 1869 and 1917. They also established branches of their movement across the world. This book explores the history of ... More


Organisation, Culture and Gender

Steven Parfitt

in Knights Across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383186
eISBN:
9781786944030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383186.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Knights drew on a rich and varied array of cultural traditions and practices, including the ritual conducted at each assembly meeting. This chapter looks at how British and Irish Knights engaged with ... More


. Faith and Fraternalism: A Doctrinal and Empirical Analysis

Kenneth I. Clarke Sr. and Tamara L. Brown

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the criticisms thrown at black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) is their supposed incompatibility with Christianity and their polytheistic worship. Anti-BGLO activists argue that polytheism ... More


Higher Laws: The Fulcrum of African American National Identity

Mark A. Lause

in A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores antebellum secret associations formed by black Americans. Even as European revolutionaries applied the standards of fraternalism to national purposes, similar organizations ... More


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