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FBI and ReligionFaith and National Security before and after 9/11$
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Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287273

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001

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American Religion and the Rise of Internal Security

American Religion and the Rise of Internal Security

A Prologue

(p.17) 1 American Religion and the Rise of Internal Security
FBI and Religion

Kathryn Gin Lum

Lerone A. Martin

University of California Press

In this chapter, Kathryn Gin Lum and Lerone Martin sketch the decades leading up to the formation of the Bureau of Investigation in 1908—later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This chapter offers readers a summary of the cultural and institutional context that led to the Bureau’s creation and the nature of American religion during that period. The chapter sets the stage for readers to understand the initial historical and cultural milieu in which the long history of the FBI’s relationship with religion took root.

Keywords:   Internal security, World War I, Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover

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