One of the greatest scholar-athlete-performing artists in U.S. history, Paul Robeson was among the most compelling figures of the 20th century. Now his son, Paul Robeson Jr., traces the dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robeson's formative years.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-365) and index.
Preface: Paul Robeson: "I Am Myself"
I.. Motherless Child (1898-1919)
1. The Preacher's Son (1898-1915)
2. In His Glory: Robeson of Rutgers (1915-1919)
II.. Destiny and Decision (1919-1926)
3. Essie (1919-1921)
4. A Taste of Theater (1922)
5. The Performer Triumphs (1923-1924)
6. Seeker of Grace (1925-1926)
III.. From Performer to Artist (1926-1932)
7. "Ol' Man River" (1926-1928)
8. "The Power to Create Beauty" (1928-1929)
9. To Feed His Soul (1930)
10. Troubled Spirit (1930-1931)
11. Giver of Grace (1931-1932)
IV.. Tribune of a Culture (1933-1936)
12. Film and the Politics of Culture (1933-1934)
13. Test Run: London-Moscow-Hollywood (1934-1935)
14. White Film, Black Culture (1936)
V.. To be a Prophet (1936-1939)
15. Russia's Sun; Stalin's Shadow (1936-1937)
16. Spain's Ramparts: "The Artist Must Elect" (1938)
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