Author Rick Bowers uncovers a tragic episode from American history in this "informative and fascinating" (VOYA) book. During the civil rights movement, the state of Mississippi created an elaborate spy network. Its mission was to preserve segregation by any means necessary-including voter interference, sponsorship of white supremacy groups, and even murder. ". a vivid depiction of those turbulent days ."-Booklist, starred review
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