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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

Label
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
Creator
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrusquia, Marc
Dewey number
770.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W75
LC item number
P47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • United States
  • African American photographers
  • Photographers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Informers
  • Undercover operations
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Documentary photography
  • Black power
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, Internet addresses 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
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781612193410
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1894793
  • 876537
Label
A spy in Canaan : how the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the civil rights movement, Marc Perrusquia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, Internet addresses 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
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781612193410
Lccn
2017055004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1894793
  • 876537

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