Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement / by Rick Bowers.

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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Main Author: Bowers, Rick, 1952- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2010]
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