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The Resource A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia

A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia

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A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement
Title
A spy in Canaan
Title remainder
how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Marc Perrusquia
Title variation
How the FBI used a famous civil rights photographer to infiltrate the movement
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement--from the rare photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at Till's killers. He was trusted and beloved by King's inner circle, and had a front row seat to history. But what most people don't know is that Withers was an informant for the FBI--and his photos helped the Bureau identify and surveil the era's greatest figures. This book explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrusquia, Marc
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W75
LC item number
P47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • African American photographers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Informers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Documentary photography
  • Black power
  • United States
Label
A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-341) 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
Contents
Part 1. The assassination -- In the shadows -- A moment of peace -- Part 2. The discovery -- The agent's tale -- A bold photographer -- 'No angel' -- Into the shed -- Informant ME 338-R -- Part 3. The big break -- Up on the ridge -- The secret of the notes -- A tarnished badge -- An accusing finger: the Emmett Till case -- The breakthrough -- Part 4. Spying on the movement -- Assignment: tent city -- Tracking James Forman -- A prolific informant: Summer 1961 -- Communists, socialists, Black Muslims and assorted do-gooders: 1962- 1 -- The electric cross: the FBI gets tough, Summer 1965 -- James Lawson, civil rights and the peace movement -- The war in memphis: disrupting the peace movement -- The communist resurgence: dirty tricks, fear and harassment -- Part 5. To the brink: the FBI 's war on Dr. King and Black Power -- The rise of the invaders: COINTELPRO, the media and the FBI -- 'Is anyone looking for us?': The risks of working undercover -- 'How rotten, how filthy': undercutting sympathizers and supporters -- Death of a movement: the FBI and the collapse of the SCLC -- The Black Panthers, Hoover and the end of an era
Control code
20417638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781612193410
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
Label
A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-341) 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
Contents
Part 1. The assassination -- In the shadows -- A moment of peace -- Part 2. The discovery -- The agent's tale -- A bold photographer -- 'No angel' -- Into the shed -- Informant ME 338-R -- Part 3. The big break -- Up on the ridge -- The secret of the notes -- A tarnished badge -- An accusing finger: the Emmett Till case -- The breakthrough -- Part 4. Spying on the movement -- Assignment: tent city -- Tracking James Forman -- A prolific informant: Summer 1961 -- Communists, socialists, Black Muslims and assorted do-gooders: 1962- 1 -- The electric cross: the FBI gets tough, Summer 1965 -- James Lawson, civil rights and the peace movement -- The war in memphis: disrupting the peace movement -- The communist resurgence: dirty tricks, fear and harassment -- Part 5. To the brink: the FBI 's war on Dr. King and Black Power -- The rise of the invaders: COINTELPRO, the media and the FBI -- 'Is anyone looking for us?': The risks of working undercover -- 'How rotten, how filthy': undercutting sympathizers and supporters -- Death of a movement: the FBI and the collapse of the SCLC -- The Black Panthers, Hoover and the end of an era
Control code
20417638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781612193410
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations

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