Related to Antimasonry: Freemasonry, Aroostook War, Dorr Rebellion


n.1.Opposition to Freemasonry.
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In the nineteenth century, the determination of white Masons to preserve the secrecy of their organization, coupled with fears of the unknown from without, provoked a specific period of Antimasonry and a corresponding political movement from the 1820s to the 1840s, during which "Antimasons first argued that Masonry's secrecy, exclusivity, and power all made it incompatible with a republican society based on equal rights and popular sovereignty" (Bullock 281).
In the last part of the book, Bullock discusses how Antimasonry greatly discredited the Craft in America between 1826 and 1840.