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

Author: Rick Bowers; Eva Absher; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Bowers; Eva Absher; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426305955 1426305958 9781426305962 1426305966
OCLC Number: 320187237
Notes: "Text design by Eva Absher"--Title page verso.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Target Audience: 1290
Description: vii, 120 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Rick Bowers.

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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.

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Civil Rights Secret kept

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-08-10) Very Good Permalink

Amazingly the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission was unknown to most Americans until now. Back in 1956 there was an attempt to prevent civil rights from being granted to citizens during the 1950s and 1960s. The commission used propaganda methods to stop civil rights leaders from promoting the...
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