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Book review: Paul Robeson: the artist as revolutionary by Gerald Horne

Taylor, Sherese R. (2016) Book review: Paul Robeson: the artist as revolutionary by Gerald Horne. LSE Review of Books (28 Jul 2016). Website.

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Alongside his fame as a singer, actor and athlete, Paul Robeson was a key political activist whose proclaimed socialism and fight against US segregation positioned him as a target of the US government. In Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary, Gerald Horne argues that Robeson shows the importance of internationalism in understanding the success of black liberation movements. However, while this book underscores the need to forge unity and solidarity amongst oppressed groups, it leaves unexamined Robeson’s early politicisation within the USA and obscures the role of Eslanda Robeson and other women within the movement, finds Sherese R. Taylor.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 09:10
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