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James Baldwin : the FBI file /

edited and with an introduction and notes by William J. Maxwell.

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Names: Maxwell, William J.
Published: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Topics: African American authors - Biography. | American literature - African American authors - History and criticism. | African Americans - Social conditions - 20th century - History. | HISTORY - United States - 20th Century. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Literary. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies. | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - History - 20th century. | Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 - Political and social views.
Genres: Nonfiction. | Biographies. | Biographies. | Biography. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
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Physical Description: 430 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781628727371 (paperback)
1628727373 (paperback)
(ebook)
Copyright: ©2017
Summary: "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."--Publisher's description.
Other Names: Maxwell, William J. (College teacher), editor, author of supplementary textual content.

More Details for: James Baldwin : the FBI file