The Resource James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)

James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)

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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 FBI records, 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 substantial introduction 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
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maxwell, William J.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
Z822 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • United States
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988628213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628727388
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C2479E6-C184-4A96-A412-DB9E89DD1CFF
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o988628213
  • (OCoLC)988628213
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988628213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628727388
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C2479E6-C184-4A96-A412-DB9E89DD1CFF
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o988628213
  • (OCoLC)988628213

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