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Seeing Red : Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 1919-1925 - Theodore Kornweibel

Seeing Red

Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 1919-1925

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780253213549
Number Of Pages: 248
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Seeing Red"Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 1919-1925Theodore Kornweibel, Jr.

A gripping, painstakingly documented account of a neglected chapter in the history of American political intelligence.

"Kornweibel is an adept storyteller who admits he is drawn to the role of the historian-as-detective....What emerges is a fascinating tale of secret federal agents, many of them blacks, who were willing to take advantage of the color of their skin to spy upon others of their race. And it is a tale of sometimes desperate and frequently angry government officials, including J. Edgar Hoover, who were willing to go to great lengths to try to stop what they perceived as threats to continued white supremacy." -- Patrick S. Washburn, Journalism History

Theodore Kornweibel, Jr., Professor of African American history in the Africana Studies Department at San Diego State University, is author of No Crystal Stair and In Search of the Promised Land.

Blacks in the Diaspora -- Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey, Jr., and David Barry Gaspar, general editors

Industry Reviews

[Kornweibel] is the pre-eminent expert on the large-scale federal effort to monitor, control, and undermine black protest from the early post-war years to the mid-twenties. His book, tightly written, carefully documented, and at times passionately argued, bares the sordid story of government efforts to circumscribe and ultimately crush black dissent and protest." --Left History "Read Kornweibel's important book--and fret over the American Government's timeless compulsion to wield extralegal procedures against the unpopular and dispossessed." --The San Diego Union-Times "It should enlighten a broad audience on a period and a type of racial and political suppression less well known than those of later decades... Kornweibel's matter-of-fact treatment avoids rancour, allows the charged events to speak for themselves, showing how 'the political agenda of many white Americans--white supremacy--became the security agenda of powerful arms of the national government.'" --Kirkus Reviews For several years after World War I, any African Americans who spoke out forcefully for their race--editors, union organisers, civil rights advocates, political activists, and Pan-Africanists--were likely to be investigated by a network of federal intelligence agencies. A young J. Edgar Hoover of the Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI) spearheaded the effort to discredit black activists and their demands for civil rights as communist-inspired and a threat to national security, a real Red Scare. For this gripping account of a neglected, shameful chapter of American political intelligence, Theodore Kornweibel has uncovered much new material, including the identities of black informers and agent provocateurs. [Kornweibel's] book is based almost entirely on extensive primary research in numerous archives and in difficult-to-decipher microfilm. Others may build on his work in the future, but I am certain that no one will duplicate his research... ["Seeing Red" is] a significant contribution both to African American history and to the history of intelligence-[gathering]."--Susan Rosenfeld, former Chief Historian of the FBI "Kornweibel is an adept storyteller who admits he is drawn to the role of the historian-as-detective... What emerges is a fascinating tale of secret federal agents, many of them blacks, who were willing to take advantage of the colour of their skin to spy upon others of their race. And it is a tale of sometimes desperate and frequently angry government officials, including J. Edgar Hoover, who were willing to go to great lengths to try to stop what they perceived as threats to continued white supremacy."--Patrick S. Washburn, Journalism History"

Acknowledgments
Prologue: "Radicalism and Sedition among the Negroes"
"Unrest and Radicalism Are Rife": The Flowering of Modern Political Intelligencep. 1
"Dangerous Influences at Work upon the Negro": Fears of Communism during and after the Red Scarep. 19
"They Are Viciously Edited with a View of Creating Racial Hatred": Investigation and Intimidation of the Chicago Defender and Other Black Newspapersp. 36
"The Existence of This Organization May Be for No Good Purpose": The NAACP and the Crisis Avoid Federal Suppressionp. 54
"The Most Dangerous of All the Negro Publications": Federal Efforts to Suppress the Messenger and Black Socialist Activismp. 76
"An Undesirable, and Indeed a Very Dangerous, Alien": The Federal Campaign against Marcus Garveyp. 100
"The Most Colossal Conspiracy against the United States": Efforts to Thwart the Crusader and the African Blood Brotherhoodp. 132
"Ultra Radical Negro Bolsheviki": The Pursuit of Black Wobbliesp. 155
Epilogue: "The Force of the Law"p. 174
Notesp. 183
Indexp. 221
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253213549
ISBN-10: 0253213541
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 22nd July 1999
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36

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