Paul Robeson

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Knopf, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 804 pages
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Passionate and enormously talented, Paul Robeson lived one of the great lives of the twentieth century. Martin Duberman's classic biography is a monumental and powerfully affecting portrait of one of this century's most notable performers, political radicals, and champions of racial equality.

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Award-winning historian Duberman here offers a monumental life-and-times biography of scholar, sportsman, singer, actor, and political activist Robeson. This splendid workthe result of seven years ... Read full review

Contents

Boyhood 18981914
3
The Launching of a Career 19251927
87
Show Boat 19271929
109
Copyright

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Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History at Lehman and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, is the founding director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. He is the author of seventeen books, including "Black Mountain, Paul Robeson, In White America, Cures, Stonewall, Midlife Queer" and Queer Representations. As both historian and playwright, he has received numerous awards, including the Bancroft Prize, two Lambda awards, the George Freedly Memorial Award, and a Special Citation from the National Academy of Arts and letters for his ?contributions to literature.?