Film, Video Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers
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- Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers
- Among the sufferings of those pursued during the McCarthy era, the situation of folksingers and folklorists was unique. Suspected by their government, they were hunted by the FBI almost everywhere. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, one can now know the extent of privacy crimes committed against Pete Seeger and other folklorists. For more than 20 years, the FBI and CIA conducted surveillance on folk musicians and folklorists organizing the folksong revivals of the 1930s and 1940s. As a result of speaker David Dunaway's successful suit under the Freedom of Information Act, it is now possible to reveal that surveillance, the texts it generated, and how it affected history.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-03-19.
- - Biography, History
- - Culture, Performing Arts
- - Education
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Government, Law
- - Performing Arts, Music
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Music and Books on Music.
- - Classification: Political Science.
- - David Dunaway.
- - Recorded on 2008-03-19.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-19, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688002/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2008) Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-19. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688002/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-19, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688002/>.