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Robeson : an American ballad / Arnold H. Lubasch.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM E185.97.R63 L83 2012 (Text) 00000106184799 Browsing Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780810885226
  • ISBN: 0810885220
  • ISBN: 9780810885233
  • ISBN: 0810885239
  • Physical Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-242) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Destiny's child -- Robeson of Rutgers -- Columbia and Essie -- Provincetown Players -- Voice of a people -- Ol' Man River -- Othello in London -- Road to Moscow -- Turning left -- I have made my choice -- Ballad for Americans -- Othello on Broadway -- Confronting a president -- Campaign for Wallace -- Paris and Peekskill -- The red and the black -- You are the un-Americans -- Free and ill -- Home to Harlem -- The tallest tree -- Centennial.
Summary, etc.: Overview: Paul Robeson was a towering figure in American culture, conquering many disparate venues-from football to film and law to Shakespeare. An extraordinary athlete-scholar-actor-singer, Robeson also became a crusader for human rights. And though he was admired by many, his controversial support of the Soviet Union during the Cold War and the era of McCarthyism led to ostracism and his declining health. In Robeson: An American Ballad, Arnold H. Lubasch chronicles the remarkable life of this 20th century original. In this concise and readable account, Lubasch-a New York Times veteran for almost 40 years-reports on Robeson's life story more accurately and clearly than any previous books about him. In addition to detailing the highs and lows of Robeson's life and career, Lubasch offers several personal anecdotes about this American icon, and includes commentary on the 100th-anniversary celebration of Robeson's birth.
Subject: Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976.
African Americans > Biography.
Singers > United States > Biography.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Political activists > United States > Biography.

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