Charles Lane - Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror

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In The Day Freedom Died, Lane explored a little-known 1873 incident in which former Confederate soldiers attacked a group of African Americans in Colfax, Louisiana. His new book returns to the Reconstruction South, chronicling federal efforts to quash the Ku Klux Klan. At the time the government’s only intelligence organization was the U.S. Secret Service, which had been chiefly employed in catching counterfeiters. Under its second chief, Hiram C. Whitley (1834-1919), the agency cracked down on the Klan, in the process developing the techniques of undercover work that are still used in cases of terrorism. Lane, a Washington Post editorial board member and op-ed columnist, tells a compelling and timely story, one made all the richer by the complex and intriguing character at its center.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781335006851
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 9th, 2019

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