2010 masonic symposium, california grand lodge
2010 Masonic Symposium
San Francisco, California
and the Emergence of
In 2010 the Grand Lodge of California hosted the tenth in an ongoing series of conferences on Freemasonry. Symposium details are shown below.—Editor
This symposium presented a portrait of Masonry around the time of the American Revolution -- including how it influenced American military leaders, why it was criticized by Thomas Jefferson, and how the fraternal experience changed after the war.
The symposium addressed:
How did military lodges unite America's elites?
Henry Wilson Coil Lecturer Dr. Steven C. Bullock, professor of United States history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and author of "Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840."
Why did Jefferson argue that Masonry was incompatible with a healthy democracy?
Matthew Crow, doctoral candidate in American history at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-developer of UCLA course "Freemasonry, Civil Society, and American Democracy."
How did England's loss in the American Revolution change the Masonic experience abroad?
Dr. Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs, associate professor at the University of Florida and author of "How did military lodges change after the American Revolution?"
The symposium concluded with a panel discussion on Masonry, military, and the emergence of American democracy.
The 2010 Symposium:
June 5, 2010
San Francisco Scottish Rite Center
2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco, California
Sponsored by Grand Lodge of California
The Previous Masonic Symposium was at UCLA in 2009
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