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The FBI and the KKK : a critical history

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2005
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV8144.F43 N478 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HV8144.F43 N478 2005
 
 
Summary
Although on the face of it the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ku Klux Klan seem to be very different organizations, they have more in common than one might imagine. In fact, the Bureau and the Klan share a long and complicated history. Beginning with their first confrontation in 1922, this book examines the similarities, covert collaborations and common goals of the FBI and the KKK. After briefly describing the history of each, it explores the development of their association and the specific ways in which each organization furthered the other's goals. The book traces eighty years of parallel development and the conservative attitudes that drew the FBI and the KKK together, especially in the area of civil rights. Political, societal and historical contributions to the atmosphere that encouraged this complicity are explored in detail. Statistics regarding Klan membership, racial violence and a suspicious lack of federal involvement lend support to the author's analysis of events. Special emphasis is placed on the leaders of each group, especially J. Edgar Hoover, who shaped the very foundation of the FBI. following the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
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Subjects United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- History.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- History.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2005
Other Titles Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ku Klux Klan
Language English
Description vii, 240 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index.
ISBN 0786422548 (alk. paper)
9780786422548 (alk. paper)
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