Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New history of the FBI.

Yale University Press published this month The FBI: A History by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones to coincide with what is considered to be the bureau's centenary (although Jeffreys-Jones asserts that its roots lie in the early 1870s, when the Ku Klux Klan began to act against black voters and the Department of Justice employed Secret Service agents as essentially fledgling FBI agents against the Klan). NPR convened a panel on the FBI, including Jeffreys-Jones, for its program On Point; here also is a podcast with Jeffreys-Jones from the press.

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