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Swindall, Lindsey R. 1977-

Works: 11 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 4,168 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.97.R63, 782.0092
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Most widely held works by Lindsey R Swindall
The politics of Paul Robeson's Othello by Lindsey R Swindall( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lindsey R. Swindall examines the historical and political context of acclaimed African American actor Paul Robeson's three portrayals of Shakespeare's Othello in the United Kingdom and the United States. These performances took place in London in 1930, on Broadway in 1943, and in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1959. All three of the productions, when considered together, provide an intriguing glimpse into Robeson's artistry as well as his political activism. The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello maintains that Robeson's development into a politically minded artist explicates the broader issue of the role of the African American artist in times of crisis. Robeson (1898-1976) fervently believed that political engagement was an inherent component of the role of the artist in society, and his performances demonstrate this conviction. In the 1930 production, audiences and critics alike confronted the question: Should a black actor play Othello in an otherwise all-white cast? In the 1943 production on Broadway, Robeson consciously used the role as a form for questioning theater segregation both onstage and in the seats. In 1959, after he had become well known for his leftist views and sympathies with Communism, his performance in a major Stratford-upon-Avon production called into question whether audiences could accept onstage an African American who held radical-and increasingly unpopular-political views. Swindall thoughtfully uses Robeson's Othello performances as a collective lens to analyze the actor and activist's political and intellectual development
Paul Robeson : a life of activism and art by Lindsey R Swindall( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection. Paul Robeson was, at points in his life, an actor, singer, football player, political activist and writer, one of the most diversely talented members of the Harlem Renaissance. Swindall centers Robeson's story around the argument that while Robeson leaned toward Socialism, a Pan-African perspective is fundamental to understanding his life as an artist and political advocate. Many previous works on Robeson have focused primarily on his involvement with the US Communist Party, paying little attention to the broader African influences on his politics and art. With each chapter focused on a decade of his life, this book affords us a fresh look at his story, and the ways in which the struggles, successes and studies of his formative years came to shape him as an artist, activist and man later on. Robeson's story is one not simply of politics and protest, but of a man's lifelong evolution from an athlete to an entertainer to an indispensable man of letters and African American thought. Swindall neatly outlines the events of Robeson's life in a way that freshly presents him as a man whose work was influenced by more than just his circumstances, but by a spirit rooted in dedication to the African's place in American art and politics.--INSIDE COVER
American appetites : a documentary reader by Jennifer Jensen Wallach( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Appetites brings together compelling firsthand testimonies describing the nation's collective eating habits throughout times. Beginning with Native American folktales that document foundational food habits and ending with contemporary discussions about how to obtain adequate, healthful, and ethical food, this volume reveals that the quest for food has always been about more than physical nourishment, demonstrating how changing attitudes about issues ranging from patriotism and gender to technology and race all affect how we set out table and satisfy our appetites. Readers will vicariously experience hunger and satiation, culinary pleasure and gustatory distress from perspectives as varied as those of enslaved Africans, nineteenth century socialites, battle-weary soliders, impoverished immigrants, and prominent politicians. Regardless of their status or the peculiarities of their historical moment, the Americans whose stories are captured here reveal that US history cannot be understood apart from an examination of what drives and what feeds the American appetite (4ème de couverture)
The path to the greater, freer, truer world : southern civil rights and anticolonialism, 1937-1955 by Lindsey R Swindall( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swindall closely examines the work of two organizations, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1949) and the Council on African Affairs (1937-1955), which employed a global, Pan-African perspective and were part of the mid-twentieth century efforts to address race and labor issues from a leftist view
Intersections in theatrics and politics : the case of Paul Robeson and Othello by Lindsey R Swindall( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Path to the Greater : Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937'1955 by Lindsey R Swindall( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Faulkner by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Routledge history of American foodways by Jennifer Jensen Wallach( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Precolonial foodways / Christina Gish Hill -- Early America / Rachel Herrmann -- The nineteenth century / Adam Shprintzen -- The twentieth century / Shane Hamilton -- Contemporary issues / James McWilliams -- Grains / Kelly Sisson-Lessens -- Meat / Michael Wise -- Alcohol / Erica Hannickel -- Sugar / Elizabeth Abbott -- Fish / Nicolaas Mink -- Fruits and vegetables / Nadine Lehrer -- Kitchens / Camille Bégin -- Holidays and festivals / Lucy Long -- Restaurant culture / Andrew P. Haley -- Food tourism / Anthony Stanonis -- Food policy / Alison Alkon -- Food and the environment / Neil Prendergast -- Food and immigration / Liz Zanoni -- Food and race / Jennifer Jensen Wallach -- Food and regionalism / Angela Jill Cooley -- Food and American wars / Kellen Backer -- Food and gender / Megan Elias -- Food and empire / Mark Padoongpatt -- Food and entertainment / Signe Rosseau -- Food and marketing / Helen Zoe Veit
Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art (The Library of African American Biography) by Lindsey R Swindall( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello (Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies) by Lindsey R Swindall( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Path to the greater, freer, truer world - southern civil rights and anticol by Lindsey R Swindall( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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