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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


J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War

John Sbardellati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450082
eISBN:
9780801464218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450082.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1942 and 1958, J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a sweeping and sustained investigation of the motion picture industry to expose Hollywood's alleged subversion of ... More


Restrained action, 1940–5

Gavin Wilk

in Transatlantic defiance: The militant Irish republican movement in America, 1923-45

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091667
eISBN:
9781781707722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091667.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The outbreak of the Second World War severely debilitated the transnational networks related to militant republicanism. In Ireland, the Irish Republican Army was outlawed and lengthy internment was ... More


Introducing the Litigants and the Judge

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the major players in the case US v. IBT, filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its investigative arm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), against the ... More


World War II: Women Anchoring the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor

in The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633930
eISBN:
9781469633954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633930.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter details how the Allah Temple of Islam shifts to the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Elijah Mohammad, Sister Clara Mohammed and Sister Pauline Bahar. The Federal Bureau of ... More


“A Communist Under Every Bed”

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

In August 1956, Dr. T. R. M. Howard, a physician and voting rights activist from Mississippi, left the state forever with his wife and resettled on Chicago’s South Side. There, he became president of ... More


1 Introducing the Litigants and the Judge

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the major players in the case US v. IBT, filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its investigative arm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), against the ... More


SDS, South Africa, and the Security Index

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author discusses the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision to place him and other draft resisters on the Security Index, along with Cornell SDS’s program calling for the university’s ... More


Getting Out

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author discusses his release on parole from the Federal Youth Center on December 23, 1970. He first went up for parole during his fifth month of imprisonment in Ashland. His parole was quickly ... More


FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume is an interdisciplinary assessment of the relationship between religion and the FBI. We recount the history of the FBI’s engagement with multiple religious communities and with aspects of ... More


Introduction

Edward Orozco Flores

in God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This introductory chapter examines the recovery from gang life of former gang members who operated in Los Angeles—the epicenter of the American gang problem. It explores how the recovery is centrally ... More


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