• Paul Robeson: A Watched Man

    Paul Robeson: A Watched Man (Paperback) By (author) Jordan Goodman

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    DescriptionIn his heyday, Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African-American singer was the voice of the people, both as a performer and as a political activist who refused to be silenced. Having won fame with hits such as "Ol' Man River" and thrilling London and New York theatregoers with his legendary performance in "Othello," Robeson established himself as a vocal supporter of Civil Rights and an opponent of oppression in all its forms. He traveled the world, performing in front of thousands to deliver a message of peace, equality and justice that was as readily understood on the streets of Manchester, Moscow, Johannesburg and Bombay as it was in Harlem and Washington, DC. The first new work on the leading African-American singer for over a decade, "Paul Robeson: A Watched Man" is a story of passionate political struggle and conviction. Using archival material from the FBI, the State Department, MI5 and other secret agencies, Jordan Goodman reveals the true extent of the US government's fear of this heroic individual. Robeson eventually appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he spiritedly defended his long-held convictions and refused to apologize, despite the potential damage to his career.


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    Title
    Paul Robeson
    Subtitle
    A Watched Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jordan Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781685563
    ISBN 10: 1781685568
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGH, HBLW, BGF, HBJK, APB
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3, JPVH1, JPW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, POL004000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP020
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/BLAHIS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000, HIS036060, BIO032000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, JPHL, JPVH, DNBF, JBSL, NHTB, DNBH, JKS, NHK, JPW
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-C
    Publisher
    Verso
    Imprint name
    Verso
    Publication date
    05 January 2016
    Author Information
    Jordan Goodman previously taught at the University of Manchester and is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He is the author "The Rattlesnake: A Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea" and "The Devil and Mr Casement." He lives in London.