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Author Davis, James Kirkpatrick.

Title Assault on the Left : the FBI and the sixties antiwar movement / James Kirkpatrick Davis.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.


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 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  959.7043373 D294a 1997 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  959.7043373 D294a 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 226 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index.
Contents The 279th meeting of the National Security Council -- The new left and the emergence of anti-Vietnam War protest -- The new left and the confrontation at Columbia -- Firestorm in Chicago -- January-June 1969 -- The New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and the Vietnam Moratorium Committee -- Cambodia, Kent State, etc. -- The end of the new left COINTELPRO.
Summary J. Edgar Hoover viewed the New Left as a threat to the American way of life, so in an enormous effort of questionable legality, the FBI implemented some 285 counterintelligence (COINTELPRO) actions against the New Left. The purpose of COINTELPRO was to "infiltrate, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize" the entire movement. In truth, the FBI intended to wage war on the antiwar movement.
In this real-life spy story - J. Edgar Hoover and his G-Men, wiretaps, burglaries, misinformation campaigns, informants, and plants - Davis offers a glimpse into the endlessly fascinating world of the Sixties. Kent State, Columbia University, Vietnam Moratorium Day, the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the Cambodian invasion and March Against Death are all examined in this riveting account of the longest youth protest movement in American history.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. (OCoLC)fst00528882
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Protest movements. (OCoLC)fst01079826
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 0275954552 (alk. paper)
9780275954550 (alk. paper)

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