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Paul Robeson for Beginners (For Beginners)

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Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative anonymity. An exceptional scholar, lawyer, athlete, stage and screen actor, linguist, singer, civil rights and political activist, he performed brilliantly in every professional enterprise he undertook. Any serious treatment of civil rights history and radical politics as well as American sports, musical, theatrical, and film history must consider the enormous contributions of Paul Robeson.

And yet, Paul Robeson remains virtually unknown by millions of educated Americans. People typically know him for only one, if any, of the major successes of his life: the concert singer best known for "Old Man River," the star of Shakespeare's Othello on Broadway in the early 1940s, the political activist blacklisted for his radical views and activism during the era of McCarthyism in the 1950s. Paul Robeson For Beginners demystifies and bestows light and long overdue credence to the life of this extraordinary American.

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Paul Von Blum is Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. He has taught at the University of California since 1968, serving 11 years at UC Berkeley before arriving at UCLA in 1980. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on art, culture, education, and politics. His most recent book is A Life at the Margins: Keeping the Political Vision, his 2011 memoir that chronicles almost 50 years of political activism, starting with his civil rights work in the South and elsewhere in the early 1960s. The U.S. State Department recently sent him to give a series across Germany on the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history and culture generally. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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ISBN:
9781934389812
Author:
Von Blum, Paul
Publisher:
For Beginners
Author:
Elizabeth Von Blum
Author:
Von Notias, Elizabeth
Author:
Ramsess
Author:
Paul Von Blum
Author:
Elizabeth Von Notias
Author:
Von Blum, Elizabeth
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Paul Robeson
Subject:
BLACK STUDIES
Subject:
Civil Rights
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT BandW ILL
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Paul Von Blum is Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. He has taught at the University of California since 1968, serving 11 years at UC Berkeley before arriving at UCLA in 1980. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on art, culture, education, and politics. His most recent book is A Life at the Margins: Keeping the Political Vision, his 2011 memoir that chronicles almost 50 years of political activism, starting with his civil rights work in the South and elsewhere in the early 1960s. The U.S. State Department recently sent him to give a series across Germany on the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history and culture generally. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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