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Product Description: How FBI surveillance influenced African American writingFew institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing...read more

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9780691130200 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 4, 2015, cover price $29.95

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9780691173412 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 29, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: How FBI surveillance influenced African American writingFew institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J.

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Product Description: Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred previously unpublished works, this unique collection showcases the intellectual range of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose life and work were marked by restless travel and steadfast social protest...read more

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9780252028823 | Univ of Illinois Pr, February 1, 2004, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred published here for the first time, this landmark collection showcases the range and dynamism of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet whose life and poetry were marked by restless travel and steadfast social protest.

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9780252075902 | Univ of Illinois Pr, June 18, 2008, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred previously unpublished works, this unique collection showcases the intellectual range of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose life and work were marked by restless travel and steadfast social protest.

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Product Description: In a broad-ranging, revisionary account of the relationship between African-American literary culture and Communism in the 1920s and 19302, William J. Maxwell uncovers both black literature's debt to Communism and Communism's debt to black literature, reciprocal obligations first incurred during the Harlem Renaissance...read more

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9780231114240 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $72.50 | About this edition: In a broad-ranging, revisionary account of the relationship between African-American literary culture and Communism in the 1920s and 19302, William J.

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9780231114257 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Howard "Stretch" Johnson, a charismatic Harlemite who graduated from Cotton Club dancer to Communist Party youth leader, once claimed that in late 1930s New York "75% of black cultural figures had Party membership or maintained regular meaningful contact with the Party.

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