The FBI and the KKK

A Critical History

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About the Book

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ku Klux 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, astonishingly, drew the FBI and the KKK together.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is an award-winning author of numerous books on topics ranging from cryptozoology to civil rights and organized crime. He lives in Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Newton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 248
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4072-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0510-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      3

1. Invisible Empires (1921–1944)      23

2. Terrorism Resurgent (1945–1953)      40

3. Beyond “Black Monday” (1954–1962)      55

4. “Segregation Forever”      68

5. Murder in Mississippi (1961–1963)      87

6. Dixie Burning      101

7. COINTELPRO      116

8. “Open Season”      151

9. “Yesterday, Today, Forever”      168

10. Defending “ZOG”      184

Notes      213

Bibliography      225

Index      229

Book Reviews & Awards

“a welcome contribution…recommended”—Choice.