Tracked in America


American government surveillance didn’t begin after 9/11. It started centuries earlier.

Check out the new online documentary “Tracked in America: Stories from the History of U.S. Government Surveillance” at

“Tracked in America” has 25 firsthand accounts of what it’s like to be spied on by your government. The stories come from all kinds of people who were the subjects of secret surveillance for just being activists–opposing Japanese internment during World War II, speaking out against the Vietnam War, standing up for freedom during the McCarthy era. Six historians give a real sense of context for the history of surveillance.