Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement

Bowers, Rick, 1952-

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  • Creator by Rick Bowers
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010 ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 120 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781426305955, 1426305958, 9781426305962, 1426305966
  • OCLC ocn320187237

Summary

  • 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.

Notes

  • "Text design by Eva Absher"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-116) and index.

Contents

  • 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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