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FBI and American Democracy A Brief Critical History

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ISBN-10: 0700613455

ISBN-13: 9780700613458

Edition: 2004

Authors: Athan G. Theoharis

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For nearly a century, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been famous for tracking & apprehending gangsters, kidnappers, spies, and much more recently, international terrorists. Athan Theoharis contends that a closer look at the historical records reveals a much less idealized view of the FBI.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 10/27/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 206
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The early years : creation and proscribed growth
World War I and the origins of political surveillance
Abuse of power, retrenchment, and morality
The New Deal and a war on crime
The origins of FBI intelligence, the crisis of World War II
The early Cold War years : anticipating and curbing subversion
Promoting McCarthyism - and morality (again)
Secrecy and power - the undermining of accountability
From anticommunism to law and order
Scandal and limited reform
A modern bureau and the politics of terrorism