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Balaji, Murali, 1979-
The professor and the pupil : the politics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson / Murali Balaji
Alternate Title Politics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson
Politics and friendship of W. E. B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson
New York : Nation Books, c2007
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Subject Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 -- Political and social views
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 -- Political and social views
Subject(s) African American political activists -- Biography
Political activists -- United States -- Biography
African American intellectuals -- Biography
African Americans -- Intellectual life
Subject United States -- Race relations -- History
Subject(s) Social conflict -- United States -- History
Physical Description xxvii, 481 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-464) and index
Contents The Harlem Renaissance and the birth of a friendship -- Dual epiphanies -- Du Bois, Robeson, and the Popular Front -- Stalin's purge, the Pact, and false justification -- World War II and the domestic battlefront -- Africa, Asia, and the global vision -- Convergence and divergence -- The "witch hunt" and the NAACP's betrayal -- Crash -- Bonding through disgrace -- The legacy of two fallen icons
Summary Chronicles the forty-year friendship between the civil rights activists, including their evolution into leaders of the American liberal movement and why their political views led to ostracism even by fellow African-Americans

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