Film, Video Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers What the FBI Had on Folksingers

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Title

  • Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers

Other Title

  • What the FBI Had on Folksingers

Summary

  • 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.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-03-19.

Subject Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Education
  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Performing Arts, Music

Notes

  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Classification: Political Science.
  • -  David Dunaway.
  • -  Recorded on 2008-03-19.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688002

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

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/.

MLA citation style:

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/>.