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
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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 an introduction exploring Baldwin's enduring relevance in the time of Black Lives Matter along with running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past--and present
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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contains biographical information
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10566979
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Midwest
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Maxwell, William J.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Baldwin, James
  • United States
  • Electronic books
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adult
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the FBI file
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James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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MWT11874121
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781628727388
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11874121
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remote
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11874121
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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James Baldwin : the FBI file, William J. Maxwell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11874121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628727388
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11874121
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11874121
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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