The FBI and the KKK: A Critical History

The FBI and the KKK: A Critical History

by Michael Newton
     
 

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Popular portrayals of the relationship between Federal Bureau of Investigations and the racist Ku Klux Klan presented in such movies as Mississippi Burning is one of unremitting hostility. Yet, as this book documents, the relationship of the two organizations during their eight decades of shared history has often been one of collusion or at least mutual tolerance in… See more details below

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Popular portrayals of the relationship between Federal Bureau of Investigations and the racist Ku Klux Klan presented in such movies as Mississippi Burning is one of unremitting hostility. Yet, as this book documents, the relationship of the two organizations during their eight decades of shared history has often been one of collusion or at least mutual tolerance in support of shared ideological goals opposed to leftism and minority rights, in addition to being one of conflict. The author describes this intertwined "love-hate" history since 1922, describing how the FBI penetrated the KKK in a manner that often seemed that the FBI was using the KKK in pursuit of its own anti-Civil Rights goals, rather than as part of a serious effort to destroy the organization; how it actively collaborated with Klansmen or Klan-infested police departments to attack minority activists; Klan involvement with the Bureau's notorious COINTELPRO program; and other aspects of the relationship. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780786440726
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
930,169
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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