The Whole World in His Hands

The Whole World in His Hands

A Pictorial Biography of Paul Robeson

Book - 1981 | 1st ed.
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Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Citadel Press, c1981.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780806507545
0806507543
Characteristics: 254 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

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Jan 15, 2019

The photographs in this book give perhaps a better idea than any text of what Paul Robeson was like as a person, what he stood for and what befell him during the McCarthy period in the United States. In particular, the pictures of the mob jeering and attacking people who had come to hear him sing at Peekskill, New York in 1949 truly say more than thousands of words about the intense racial dynamics of the time and the threats and challenges faced by Robeson and other civil rights leaders.

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