Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement
Univ of Massachusetts Press, Sep 30, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 521 pages
The son of a former slave, Paul Robeson (1898--1976) rose to become an All-American athlete, Phi Beta Kappa student, internationally celebrated singer and actor, and champion of racial equality. Yet despite his courage and many accomplishments, he could not overcome the combined effects of racism and McCarthyism. He was forced to live his last years in internal exile under FBI surveillance, a broken man.
Over twenty years in preparation, this massively researched biography takes Robeson from his humble beginnings in rural New Jersey to international fame on the eve of World War II. Drawing on a variety of new sources, the book presents a fully rounded picture -- a portrait that corrects, supplements, and revises previous work on Robeson and his circle.
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Despite its great length, this new volume on one of America's most controversial performers covers only the period from Robeson's Princeton roots to his return from Russia in 1939. Based on a variety ... Read full review
Discusses his wife's forebear, Francis Lewis Cardozo - a prominent Sephardic Jewish and Black South Carolinian
The Emperor Screen Images 19331934
The Search for Home 19341935
Film Its Limits 19351936
African Journeys 1936
Russian Romance 19361937
The World Scene Politics 19371939
Going Home 1939