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Overview The son of a former slave, Paul Robeson (1898-1978) rose to become an All-American athlete, Phi Beta Kappa student, celebrated singer and actor, and champion of racial equality. But despite his achievements, Robeson was a victim of combined racism and McCarthyism. This massively researched biography upstages previous works on Robeson. 25 illustrations.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement by Sheila Tully Boyle & Andrew Bunie has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 07/23/2001 page 65
Library Journal - 08/01/2001 page 109
Choice - 02/01/2002 page 1034
Reference and Research Bk News - 02/01/2002 page 46
Univ PR Books for Public Libry - 01/01/2002 page 93
Library Journal - 08/03/2001
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Studio: University of Massachusetts Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.42" Height: 1.69" Weight: 2.33 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
ISBN 155849149X ISBN13 9781558491496
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More About Sheila Tully Boyle & Andrew Bunie
Sheila Tully Boyle is an editor and writer' who specializes in American studies.