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The FBI's RACON : racial conditions in the United States during World War II

Author: Robert A Hill
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1995.
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During World War II, an unprecedented wave of militant black protest and activism swept through the United States, setting the stage for the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover perceived this racial turmoil as a threat not only to wartime mobilization efforts but also to the preservation of a stable, segregated society, and ordered an extensive, nationwide investigation and  Read more...
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FBI's RACON.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)605931342
Online version:
FBI's RACON.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624447598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Hill
ISBN: 1555532276 9781555532277
OCLC Number: 32131668
Description: xix, pages 793 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Robert A. Hill.

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This landmark volume publishes for the first time the FBI's exhaustive report on the investigation of the African American community ordered by J. Edgar Hoover in the 1940s, in response to the wave  Read more...

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"This is an important source . . . for the light it sheds on the FBI's program of spying on the black community, which would grow into the COINTELPRO program of the 1960s." --MultiCultural Review

 
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