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There's Something Happening Here – The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence - California Scholarship Online
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There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence

David Cunningham


Using over twelve-thousand previously classified documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act, this book uncovers the inside story of the FBI's attempts to neutralize political targets on both the Right and the Left during the 1960s. Examining the FBI's infamous counterintelligence programs (COINTELPROs) against suspected communists, civil rights and black power advocates, Klan adherents, and antiwar activists, it questions whether such actions were aberrations or are evidence of the bureau's ongoing mission to restrict citizens' right to engage in legal forms of political d ... More

Keywords: Freedom of Information, FBI, COINTELPROs, white hate groups, New Left, J. Edgar Hoover, civil rights, national security, civil liberties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520239975
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520239975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Cunningham, author