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Title Paul Robeson : a life of activism and art / Lindsey R. Swindall.
Author Swindall, Lindsey R., 1977-
Publication Landham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Copyright date ©2013
Edition First paperback edition.
Description x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Library of African American biography
Library of African-American biography.
Bibliography Includes biographical references (pages 182-192) and index.
Summary This book locates Robeson's extraordinary accomplishments in the tumultuous events of twentieth-century history. Paul Robeson was, at points in his life, an actor, singer, football player, political activist and writer, one of the most diversely talented members of the Harlem Renaissance. Swindall centers Robeson's story around the argument that while Robeson leaned toward Socialism, a Pan-African perspective is fundamental to understanding his life as an artist and political advocate. Many previous works on Robeson have focused primarily on his involvement with the US Communist Party, paying little attention to the broader African influences on his politics and art. With each chapter focused on a decade of his life, this book affords us a fresh look at his story, and the ways in which the struggles, successes and studies of his formative years came to shape him as an artist, activist and man later on. -- Publisher.
Contents Scholar athlete -- Renaissance man -- World citizen -- People's artist -- Cold warrior -- Final curtain.
Subject Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976.
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 -- Political and social views.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American political activists -- Biography.
African American singers -- Biography.
African American athletes -- Biography.
African American authors -- Biography.
Harlem Renaissance.
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. (OCoLC)fst00055431
African American athletes. (OCoLC)fst00799025
African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00799028
African American political activists. (OCoLC)fst00799307
African American singers. (OCoLC)fst00799357
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Harlem Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst00951467
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 1442207949 (pbk.) :
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