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The Resource James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell

James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell

Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file
Title
James Baldwin
Title remainder
the FBI file
Statement of responsibility
William J. Maxwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Available in book form for the first time, the FBI's secret dossier on the legendary and controversial writer. Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin's 1,884-page FBI file, covering the period from 1958 to 1974, was the largest compiled on any African American artist of the Civil Rights era. This collection of once-secret documents, never before published in book form, captures the FBI's anxious tracking of Baldwin's writings, phone conversations, and sexual habits-and Baldwin's defiant efforts to spy back at Hoover and his G-men. James Baldwin: The FBI File reproduces over one hundred original FBIrecords, selected by the noted literary historian whose award-winning book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, brought renewed attention to bureau surveillance. William J. Maxwell also provides a substantialintroduction and running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Maxwell, William J.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • African American authors
  • American literature
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0019305655
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
430 p.
Isbn
9781628727371
Lccn
2016058378
Other physical details
ill.
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell
Publication
Control code
BK0019305655
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
430 p.
Isbn
9781628727371
Lccn
2016058378
Other physical details
ill.

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