The Resource James Baldwin : the FBI file, edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell

James Baldwin : the FBI file, edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell

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James Baldwin : the FBI file
Title
James Baldwin
Title remainder
the FBI file
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell
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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
DLC
Dewey number
818
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maxwell, William J.
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  • Baldwin, James
  • United States
  • African American authors
  • American literature
Target audience
adult
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781628727371
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 387886
  • (HPL)253923
  • 387886
Label
James Baldwin : the FBI file, edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell
Publication
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781628727371
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 387886
  • (HPL)253923
  • 387886

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