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The FBI’s Aggressive Filing and Long Study of African American Writers Was Tightly Bound to the Agency’s Successful Evolution under Hoover

William J. Maxwell

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Retracing some of the main lines of FBI history, this part demonstrates how Bureau counterliterature was stamped by four distinct phases of the institution's developing Hoover era, altogether long ... More


The FBI Is Perhaps the Most Dedicated and Influential Forgotten Critic of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part illuminates the interpretive assumptions of Bureau ghostreading against the backdrop of the best-documented entanglement of American criticism with American espionage: namely, the firsthand ... More


The Birth of the Bureau, Coupled with the Birth of J. Edgar Hoover, Ensured the FBI’s Attention to African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part aims to add depth and detail to less-familiar portraits of Hoover as a young militant, and to establish the character of the also young law enforcement agency he joined in the wake of World ... More


The FBI Helped to Define the Twentieth-Century Black Atlantic, Both Blocking and Forcing Its Flows

William J. Maxwell

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part marshals the largely uncompiled evidence of FBI author files to suggest that the worst suspicions about the stakeout of Paris noir were basically correct—that Wright was not too wrong, it ... More


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


Family and the Black Freedom Movement in the Early Cold War Years

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

After his indictment, Jack disappeared into the Communist Party underground. Esther and her two daughters faced daily harassment and surveillance by the FBI, and her participation in the black ... More


Epilogue

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In New York City, the excesses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries led to a decline in public confidence in private detective agencies and municipal police departments. Social ... More


On the Road to War: The Control of World Policing

Mathieu Deflem

in Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199274710
eISBN:
9780191699788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274710.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the development of the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in the years leading up to, during, and shortly after World War II. It provides an account of the ... More


Policing the Peace and the Restoration of World Order

Mathieu Deflem

in Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199274710
eISBN:
9780191699788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274710.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the developments of the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) after World War II. It first describes the manner in which the ICPC was refounded and how the Federal ... More


The enemy within

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates that America in the 1940s and 1950s was marked by idealism and creativity as much as fear and risk, motives that mingled in an unprecedented expansion of governmental ... More


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