Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America
In this study of American 19th-century secret orders, the author argues that religious practices and gender roles became increasingly feminized in Victorian America and that secret societies, such as the Freemasons, offered men and boys an alternative, male counterculture.
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Carnes (history, Barnard Coll., Columbia) has examined the appeal of "secret organizations'' (Freemasons, etc.) and their initiation rituals to Victorian men and has discovered some very interesting ... Read full review