FBI File on Eleanor Roosevelt

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As an outspoken woman and humanitarian, Roosevelt was a prime target for an investigation by J. Edgar Hoover. Her work with youth movements and the civil rights of minorities made many Americans of the time uneasy, and Hoover, of course, felt obligated to investigate her alleged radical, subversive, and un-American activities.

This file includes the usual correspondence, memos, and newspaper clippings. The letters between Hoover and Eleanor provide fascinating insight into their relationship. Also included are many letters from "ordinary" citizens protesting Roosevelt’s activities and syndicated column, "My Day," pleading with Hoover that "she must be stopped."

The collection, arranged chronologically, will appeal to scholars of 20th-century U.S. history, women’s history, civil rights, and radical history.

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