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The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello$
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Lindsey R. Swindall

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738247

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.001.0001

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A Burgeoning Political Consciousness

A Burgeoning Political Consciousness

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(p.50) Chapter Three A Burgeoning Political Consciousness
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The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello
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Lindsey R. Swindall

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.003.0004

This chapter examines the development of Robeson’s writing on culture in the 1930s. This decade marked the maturation of his political thinking and was the key moment when his politics began to conjoin with his art. This progress is explored through fundamental events, including Robeson’s portrayal of Toussaint L’Ouverture, his published writing on African culture, and his visit to the front of the Spanish civil war.

Keywords:   Paul Robeson, writing, culture, political thinking, African American actors, Toussaint L’Ouverture, African culture, Spanish civil war

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