Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary (Revolutionary Lives)

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary (Revolutionary Lives)


A world-famous singer and actor, a informed attorney, an early superstar of yankee specialist soccer and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages: those may be the crowning achievements of a lifestyles well-lived. but for Paul Robeson the better calling of social justice led him to desert either the NFL and Hollywood and turn into essentially the most vital political activists of his new release, a crusader for freedom and equality who battled either Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.
 
In Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne discovers inside of Robeson’s striking and innovative lifestyles the tale of the 20 th century’s nice political struggles: opposed to racism, opposed to colonialism, opposed to poverty—and for international socialism. This severe and looking out biography presents a chance for readers to realize the triumphs and tragedies of the progressive innovative stream of which Robeson was once not only an element, yet maybe its such a lot resonant symbol.

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