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From the PublisherBeito's history is fascinating and instructive in itself, but it is also well-presented.
Wall Street Journal
It has insights especially for sociologists interested in social movements, voluntary organizations, social work, empowerment, and American social history.
American Journal of Sociology
[Beito] convincingly argues that fraternal organizations embodied values that appealed to a broad range of Americans.
American Historical Review
A wonderful book. .
Harvard Business History Review
[He] has captured one of the most important ways lodges [lifted] people up, which was to give them a shield against destitution and dependency.
The Washington Monthly