Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Fraternal Organizations (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions)

4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0313214363
ISBN-10: 0313214360
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy new
$75.00
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
19 New from $70.28
Qty:1
Fraternal Organizations (... has been added to your Cart
More Buying Choices
19 New from $70.28 13 Used from $121.17
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$75.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Eagles, Odd Fellows, Rainbow Girls, the Grange, the Ku Klux Klan, and many other groups can be found in this alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of extant fraternal societies in the United States and Canada. . . . Each of the 400 or so entries furnishes a brief history, lists the number of members and the membership qualifications, discusses causes supported and benefits derived from membership, describes the ritual, and mentions reference sources. . . . The opening chapter is an entertaining and informative history of the place of fraternal organizations in American culture. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries."-Library Journal

?Eagles, Odd Fellows, Rainbow Girls, the Grange, the Ku Klux Klan, and many other groups can be found in this alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of extant fraternal societies in the United States and Canada. . . . Each of the 400 or so entries furnishes a brief history, lists the number of members and the membership qualifications, discusses causes supported and benefits derived from membership, describes the ritual, and mentions reference sources. . . . The opening chapter is an entertaining and informative history of the place of fraternal organizations in American culture. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.?-Library Journal

From the Publisher

Eagles, Odd Fellows, Rainbow Girls, the Grange, the Ku Klux Klan, and many other groups can be found in this alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of extant fraternal societies in the United States and Canada. . . . Each of the 400 or so entries furnishes a brief history, lists the number of members and the membership qualifications, discusses causes supported and benefits derived from membership, describes the ritual, and mentions reference sources. . . . The opening chapter is an entertaining and informative history of the place of fraternal organizations in American culture. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE



Product Details

  • Series: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (December 30, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313214360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313214363
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,668,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult.

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
33%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The Appendix of the book gives a history of the Fraternal Organizations,yet the Illuminati is excluded,yet possibly because it was a branch of Freemasonry and it could be also that the Illuminati wanted to take over Freemasonry,yet it is hard to tell why the branch of Freemasonry called the Illuminati was excluded,yet still you can find out that Freemasonry,the Knights Templar and even the Rosicrusians were all three Fraternal Organizations.

This book is a great reference guide to everything about Fraternal Organizations,except very condensed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Some of the information written in the book are inaccurate and lacks research
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very pleased. Book was in very good condition without delay..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Fraternal Organizations (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions)
This item: Fraternal Organizations (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions)
Price: $75.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com