In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.
Foreword -- Prologue -- The Genesis -- Growing outrage, growing backlash -- "Bible" -- Pipeline -- Delta blues -- Death of a dream -- Savior of segregation -- Clandestine war -- Never, never land -- Overflowing the jails -- Battle for Ole Miss -- In the dead of the night -- Secret benefactor -- Agent X -- Marked men -- Magnolia curtain -- "Destroy this directive" -- What happened next -- Documents -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photo credits
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