Paul Robeson : the artist as revolutionary /

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon the theater...

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Main Author: Horne, Gerald, (Author)
Language: English
Published: London : Pluto Press, 2016.
Series: Revolutionary lives.
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Summary: A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon the theater and Hollywood to become one of the most important political activists of his generation. Gerald Horne's biography uses Robeson's remarkable and revolutionary life to tell the story of the 20th century's great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, and for international socialism. -- from back cover.
Physical Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and (pages 199-237) and index.
ISBN: 9780745335315
0745335314
9780745335322
0745335322