Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

Book - 1988
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Blackwell North Amer
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.
Drawing on a vast archive of family papers and interviews with friends and relatives as well as FBI files, Paul Robeson charts the heroic and tragic course of Robeson's life: from his early days as the son of a former slave to his rise to unprecedented international acclaim as a stage actor and singer, and from his political awakening to his downfall as a victim of McCarthyism and the efforts of the U.S. government to destroy him.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1988, c1989
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394527802
Characteristics: xiii, 804 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm


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