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Robeson, Paul 1898-1976

Works: 1,659 works in 3,256 publications in 11 languages and 59,250 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Film adaptations  Drama  Autobiographies  Excerpts  Juvenile works  Music  Musicals  Songs and music 
Subject Headings: African Americans 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Singer, Narrator, br=, Author of introduction, Originator, Other, Honoree, Costume designer, Proofreader, Composer, chi, b=b, Vocalist, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Conductor, Signer, Dedicatee, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: E185.97.R63, B
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The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

66 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cunning manipulator takes control of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Songs of free men by Paul Robeson( )

27 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic folk music from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson sings "Ol' man river" & other favorites by Paul Robeson( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebration of America( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fourteen patriotic songs in a variety of genres, and includes facts about the history of the U.S., and a trivia question that relates to each selection
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container
Rhapsodies in black : music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Don't mourn-- organize! : songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill by Joe Hill( Recording )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, poems, and speeches by or about labor organizer Joe Hill
King Solomon's Mines by Robert Stevenson( Visual )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads a party in search of both a missing English aristocrat and King Solomon's Mines
Paul Robeson by Paul Robeson( Recording )

43 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs sung by Paul Robeson, recorded to cassette from the original record (no information about the original record or the songs sung)
Show boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a stage star who falls for the dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal
Paul Robeson : essays on his life and legacy by Joseph Dorinson( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is derived from a collection of essays first presented at a conference held at Long Island U. in February 1998, to honor Paul Robeson's memory on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Some of the essays appeared in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic States (Winter 1999, volume 66, number 1). Additional essays were added to create this volume of 18 works, written by scholars and activists, and exploring Robeson's significance as a singer and political activist; his efforts to achieve solidarity between African Americans and Jews; the important role played by his wife, Eslanda Goode Robeson, in his struggles; his founding of the Freedom newspaper during the Korean War; the way conservative Americans turned against him in the press and tried to silence his voice; and his contemporary relevance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
On my journey : Paul Robeson's independent recordings by Paul Robeson( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American giant of 20th century music, Paul Robeson stood tall against racism, McCarthyism, and blacklisting to proclaim the majesty of African-American culture. His influential career is celebrate with an extensive collection
Classic labor songs : from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Ferber's Show Boat by Jerome Kern( Visual )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler
Show boat by Jerome Kern( Recording )

16 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promotional records for the 1936 Universal Productions film muisical Show boat. Contains brief musical excerpts dubbed from the soundtrack, interspersed with vocal commentary promoting the film
Americana : the American dream( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Christmas : nostalgic songs and carols( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Jones by Louis Gruenberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all Paul Robeson's eleven starring film performances, by far his most iconic was his breakthrough in the big-screen adaptation of Eugene O'Neill'sThe Emperor Jones (1933). He was already a legend for his stage incarnation of Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter who powers his way to the rule of a Caribbean island, but with this, his first sound-era film role, his regal image was married to his booming voice for eternity. With The Emperor Jones, Robeson became the first African-American leading man in mainstream movies and, he said, gained a deeper understanding of cinema's potential to change racial misconceptions. Previously censored,The Emperor Jones is presented here in its most complete form
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Paul Robeson : essays on his life and legacy
The undiscovered Paul Robeson : an artist's journey, 1898-1939Here I standThe politics of Paul Robeson's OthelloPaul RobesonPaul Robeson speaks : writings, speeches, interviews, 1918-1974Paul Robeson : artist and citizenPaul Robeson
Alternative Names
Paul Leroy Robeson

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson acteur, athlète, chanteur et écrivain américain

Paul Robeson americký herec, atlét, spevák a spisovateľ

Paul Robeson americký herec, zpěvák a aktivista

Paul Robeson Amerikaans acteur

Paul Robeson amerikansk skådespelare, sångare och advokat

Paul Robeson amerikansk skodespelar, songar og advokat

Paul Robeson amerikansk skuespiller, sanger og advokat

Paul Robeson amerykański koszykarz

Paul Robeson attore, cestista e cantante statunitense

Paul Robeson basketbollist amerikan

Paul Robeson basquetebolista estadunidense

Paul Robeson pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Paul Robeson US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Sänger, Sportler, Autor und Bürgerrechtler

Robeson, Paul Leroy

Robeson, Paul Leroy 1898-1976

Robeson, Paul LeRoy Bustill

Robson, Polʹ

Robson, Polʹ 1898-1976

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רובסון, פול 1898-1976

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