The Secret Founding of America: The Real Story of Freemasons, Puritans, and the Battle for the New World

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Overview

Every schoolchild knows the story of how America began: the Puritans set sail on the Mayflower in 1620, landed at Plymouth Rock...and the rest is history.

Or is it?

Now, this authoritative, accessible book tells the real story. It is a story of struggle, as Anglicans, Catholics, Separatists, Dissenters, and Puritans all vied for control of America-and lost. It is a story of ...

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Overview

Every schoolchild knows the story of how America began: the Puritans set sail on the Mayflower in 1620, landed at Plymouth Rock...and the rest is history.

Or is it?

Now, this authoritative, accessible book tells the real story. It is a story of struggle, as Anglicans, Catholics, Separatists, Dissenters, and Puritans all vied for control of America-and lost. It is a story of rebellion, revolution, and secret currents of power concealed behind a veneer of Christianity, shaping the fate of a nation.

The Secret Founding of America:

charts an earlier landfall-the 1607 founding of the Jamestown colony-that brought to the New World two radically opposed worldviews: the rural ethic of Elizabethan England and the rationalist ideals of Freemasonry

reveals the real influences that forged the republic-from Scottish Templars to Enlightenment Deists to German Illuminati-and captured the minds of the Founding Fathers, including Franklin, Jefferson, and Washington

raises provocative questions-Were the Templars looking for a new Atlantis? Was the Constitution a Freemasonic coup? Did the Civil War mean decisive victory for the Freemasons? Are today's leaders under their influence too?

explores the implications of this hidden history for 400 years of America's past, for the politics of the present, and for the world of our future

draws together all the key documents of America's origins-as no other book has done-in a single appendix for accessible, authoritative reference

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641963650
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Hagger has lectured at universities in Baghdad, Tokyo, and Tripoli (Libya); written for the London Times; and written more than 20 books of history, literature and philosophy, including a study of the founding, rise and fall of civilizations. He has appeared frequently on television and radio and in newspapers, speaking on the founding of America. For seven years he owned the house in Suffolk where the Jamestown settlement is thought to have been planned.
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Table of Contents

Picture Acknowledgements viii

Introduction: Skeleton of a Planting Father xi

Part 1 The Planters: Who Apparently Founded America?

Chapter 1 English Separatists in Plymouth, Puritans in Massachusetts 2

Chapter 2 English Anglicans in Virginia and Chesapeake Bay 27

Chapter 3 Spanish Catholics in Florida 63

Part 2 Who Really Founded America?

Chapter 4 Freemasons in Virginia and Massachusetts 84

Chapter 5 Enlightenment Deists in New England 107

Chapter 6 German Illuminati 128

Part 3 Consequences of the Founders' Vision

Chapter 7 A Freemasonic State 146

Chapter 8 Freemasonry's Battle for America 171

Chapter 9 The Freemasonic State Today 187

Appendices: Constitutional Documents

I John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charitie, 1630 205

II Fundamental Orders of 1639 220

III Anderson's Constitutions, 1723 225

IV Albany Plan of Union, 1754 231

V Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776 235

VI The Articles of Confederation, 1781 242

VII The Federal Constitution, 1787 253

VIII The Bill of Rights, 15 December 1791 267

IX George Washington's Masonic Record, 1752-99 278

Chart: History of Freemasonry/Secret Organizations 282

Notes and Sources 284

Bibliography 307

Index 313

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