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Paul Robeson

Singer, Actor, Activist (9-Apr-1898 — 23-Jan-1976)


Murali Balaji. The Professor and the Pupil: The Politics and Friendship of W. E. B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson. New York: Nation Books. 2007. 512pp.

Shirley Graham Du Bois. Paul Robeson: Citizen of the World. J. Messner. 1971. 264pp.

Sheila Tully Boyle; Andrew Bunie. Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement. University of Massachusetts Press. 2001. 521pp.

Lloyd Louis Brown. The Young Paul Robeson: On My Journey Now. Westview Press. 1997. 186pp.

Lenwood G. Davis. A Paul Robeson Research Guide: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1982. 879pp.

Joseph Dorinson; William Pencak (editors). Paul Robeson: Essays on His Life and Legacy. McFarland. 2001. 226pp.

Martin B. Duberman. Paul Robeson: A Biography. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: Random House of Canada, Ltd.. 1989.

Editors of Freedomways. Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner. International Publishers Co.. 1998. 396pp.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam. All-American: Paul Robeson. New Republic Book Company. 1976. 186pp.

Virginia Hamilton. Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man. Harper & Row. 1974. 217pp.

Edwin Palmer Hoyt. Paul Robeson: The American Othello. Cassell. 1968. 228pp.

Paul Robeson, Jr.. The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939. John Wiley & Sons. 2001. 383pp.

Anatol I. Schlosser. Paul Robeson: His Career in the Theater, in Motion Pictures, and on the Concert Stage. New York University Press. 1970. 960pp.

Sterling Stuckey. I Want to Be African: Paul Robeson and the Ends of Nationalist Theory and Practice, 1919-1945. University of California. 1976. 47pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.938)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.601)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1250)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.880)

  12. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1199)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.393)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.459)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.746)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.877)

  17. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.733)

  18. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.832)

  19. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.261-63)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.617)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.425)

  22. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.811)

  23. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.536)

  24. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.227-29)

  25. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.2, pp.525-29)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.82)

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