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F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But behind the scenes, the FBI's hostility to black protest was ... More


The Ongoing Struggle for Civil Liberties: June 1951–August 1986

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 7 examines the negative impact of the Dennis decision on the Trotskyists’ attempts to secure a presidential pardon and to repeal the Smith Act. It also uncovers the continued intense FBI ... More


Battling the “Gag” Act in Wartime: December 1941–December 1943

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 5 follows the struggles of the “18” defendants after their convictions in December 1941 as they continued to fight for the repeal of the Smith “Gag” Act. The Trotskyists and their allies on ... More


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