"A scholarly work, it is easily read but fully documented with an exhaustive index, huge bibliography, and complete footnotes. Don t miss this one for sure!"--Ed King, Grand Librarian"Grand Lodge of Maine" (04/23/2014)"
"The book is particularly strong in its careful attention to historical self-understanding, myth and narrative, historical symbolism, and temporality. Future research on Freemasonry will benefit greatly from it."--Matthew Crow"Journal of Interdisciplinary History" (05/12/2015)
"Not only engaging, but also adds significantly to our understanding of Prince Hall Masonry and the African American Church, Freemasonry and Native Americans, and Jews and Catholics."--Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr."American Historical Review" (06/01/2015)
"This is a fine study. Extensive in scope and lucidly written . . . Breaks new ground."--R. William Weisberger"The Journal of American History" (06/28/2015)
From the Inside Flap
"There are many studies of Freemasonry, but none like this one. Combining original research with a 'big picture' synthetic story about the history of Freemasonry, That Religion in Which All Men Agree is a valuable and useful work of scholarship." —Paul Harvey, coauthor of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
"Professor Hackett examines Freemasonry as a radically tolerant power uniting European Americans and enabling men of different backgrounds—African American, Native American, Jewish, and Catholic—to integrate into the larger American society. He demonstrates how Freemasonry was used to conciliate true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance and clearly establishes the Fraternity as a robust and complex force in the evolution of American society." —S. Brent Morris, Past Master, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London