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The Resource A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement, Marc Perrusquia

A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement, Marc Perrusquia

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A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement
Title
A spy in Canaan
Title remainder
how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement
Statement of responsibility
Marc Perrusquia
Title variation
How the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement--from the rare photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at Till's killers. He was trusted and beloved by King's inner circle, and had a front row seat to history. But what most people don't know is that Withers was an informant for the FBI--and his photos helped the Bureau identify and surveil the era's greatest figures. This book explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure."--Provided by publisher
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10638877
Cataloging source
DLC
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Perrusquia, Marc
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W75
LC item number
P47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Withers, Ernest C
  • United States
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • United States
  • African American photographers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Informers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Documentary photography
  • Black power
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American photographers
  • African Americans
  • Black power
  • Civil rights movements
  • Documentary photography
  • Informers
  • Race relations
  • United States
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how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement
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A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement, Marc Perrusquia
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. The Assassination: In the shadows ; A moment of peace -- Part 2. The Discovery: The agent's tale ; A bold photographer ; 'No angel' ; Into the shed ; Informant ME 338-R -- Part 3. The Big Break: Up on the ridge ; The secret of the notes ; A tarnished badge ; An accusing finger: the Emmett Till case ; The breakthrough -- Part 4. Spying on the Movement: Assignment: tent city ; Tracking James Forman ; A prolific informant: Summer 1961 ; Communists, socialists, Black Muslims and assorted do-gooders: 1962-1965 ; The electric cross: the FBI gets tough, Summer 1965 ; James Lawson, civil rights and the peace movement ; The war in Memphis: disrupting the peace movement ; The communist resurgence: dirty tricks, fear and harassment -- Part 5. To the Brink: the FBI 's War on Dr. King and Black Power: The rise of the invaders: COINTELPRO, the media and the FBI ; 'Is anyone looking for us?': the risks of working undercover ; 'How rotten, how filthy': undercutting sympathizers and supporters ; Death of a movement: the FBI and the collapse of the SCLC ; The Black Panthers, Hoover and the end of an era -- Afterword
Control code
on1029575603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781612193410
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029575603
Label
A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement, Marc Perrusquia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. The Assassination: In the shadows ; A moment of peace -- Part 2. The Discovery: The agent's tale ; A bold photographer ; 'No angel' ; Into the shed ; Informant ME 338-R -- Part 3. The Big Break: Up on the ridge ; The secret of the notes ; A tarnished badge ; An accusing finger: the Emmett Till case ; The breakthrough -- Part 4. Spying on the Movement: Assignment: tent city ; Tracking James Forman ; A prolific informant: Summer 1961 ; Communists, socialists, Black Muslims and assorted do-gooders: 1962-1965 ; The electric cross: the FBI gets tough, Summer 1965 ; James Lawson, civil rights and the peace movement ; The war in Memphis: disrupting the peace movement ; The communist resurgence: dirty tricks, fear and harassment -- Part 5. To the Brink: the FBI 's War on Dr. King and Black Power: The rise of the invaders: COINTELPRO, the media and the FBI ; 'Is anyone looking for us?': the risks of working undercover ; 'How rotten, how filthy': undercutting sympathizers and supporters ; Death of a movement: the FBI and the collapse of the SCLC ; The Black Panthers, Hoover and the end of an era -- Afterword
Control code
on1029575603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781612193410
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029575603

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