Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Secret Society History of the Civil War” as Want to Read:
A Secret Society History of the Civil War
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Secret Society History of the Civil War

2.0 of 5 stars 2.00  ·  rating details  ·  1 rating  ·  1 review
This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in Ame ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by University of Illinois Press (first published November 1st 2011)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Secret Society History of the Civil War, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Secret Society History of the Civil War

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-18 of 18)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Michael
Jan 05, 2013 Michael rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students of history
I was disappointed, for two reasons. I hoped for and expected more information about both white and black masonry. Yes they are still separate, and I believe by mutual agreement. Prince Hall was mentioned briefly. We are told that many, and there were many, of the secret societies took cues from the masons regarding form and ceremony.

Much of the information spoke about the Knights of the Golden Circle, or KGC. Other societies were built around trade unions, or any commonality that would bind a g
...more
Joyce
Joyce marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2014
Thom Foolery
Thom Foolery marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2014
Kelsey McDade
Kelsey McDade marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2013
Fred
Fred marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2013
bossanova
bossanova marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2012
Kammie
Kammie marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2012
Ij
Ij marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2012
Jennifer Brinkmeyer
Jennifer Brinkmeyer marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2012
Tom
Tom marked it as to-read
May 21, 2012
Scott
Scott marked it as to-read
May 18, 2012
Debye
Debye marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2012
Chris
Chris marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2012
Phyllis
Phyllis marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2012
Reed
Reed marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2012
Autumn
Autumn marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2011
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri Race and Radicalism in the Union Army The Civil War's Last Campaign: James B. Weaver, the Greenback-Labor Party & the Politics of Race & Section The Antebellum Crisis & America's First Bohemians (Civil War In The North) SOME DEGREE OF POWER: From Hired Hand to Union Craftsman in the Preindustrial American Printing Trades 1778-1815

Share This Book