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  • Title: Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
  • Author: Barbara Ransby
  • ISBN: 9780300124347
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson By Barbara Ransby Eslanda Essie Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life Her career and commitments took her many places colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi occupied Berlin, Stalin s Russia, and China two months after Mao s revolution She was a woman of unusual accomplishment an anthropologisEslanda Essie Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life Her career and commitments took her many places colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi occupied Berlin, Stalin s Russia, and China two months after Mao s revolution She was a woman of unusual accomplishment an anthropologist, a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women s rights, an outspoken anti colonial and antiracist activist, and an internationally sought after speaker Yet historians for the most part have confined Essie to the role of Mrs Paul Robeson, a wife hidden in the large shadow cast by her famous husband In this masterful book, biographer Barbara Ransby refocuses attention on Essie, one of the most important and fascinating black women of the twentieth century.Chronicling Essie s eventful life, the book explores her influence on her husband s early career and how she later achieved her own unique political voice Essie s friendships with a host of literary icons and world leaders, her renown as a fierce defender of justice, her defiant testimony before Senator Joseph McCarthy s infamous anti communist committee, and her unconventional open marriage that endured for over 40 years all are brought to light in the pages of this inspiring biography Essie s indomitable personality shines through, as do her contributions to United States and twentieth century world history.
    Barbara Ransby
    Barbara Ransby is an historian, writer and longtime activist She is a Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC where she directs both the campus wide Social Justice Initiative and the Gender and Women s Studies Program She previously served as Interim Vice Provost for Planning and Programs 2011 2012 at UIC Prof Ransby is author of the highly acclaimed biography, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement A Radical Democratic Vision The book received eight national awards and recognitions including Lillian Smith Book Award, Southern Regional Council Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, American Historical Association Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Prize, Association of Black Women Historians Liberty Legacy Foundation Award co winner , Organization of American Historians James A Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians Honorable Mention, 2004 Berkshire Conference First Book Prize, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Honor Book, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America from barbararansby about 2

    Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson By Barbara Ransby

    Commentaires:

    Urenna Sander
    Whew On occasion, I felt as though I needed to catch my breath while reading the autobiography of Eslanda Essie Cardozo Goode Robeson, by Barbara Ransby I often imagined myself traveling with Essie during her journeys throughout Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean Born in Washington, D C in 1895, Essie s ancestral history included freed and unfree African slaves and Sephardic Jews Her maternal great grandfather was a Sephardic Jew from Spain During Reconstruction, [...]

    Livey
    This book was a very well written In the beginning of the book, I wondered if there was a connection to the Cordoba High School in DC and was pleasantly surprised that both schools were named for her grandfather Barbara is a very good writer and it reads pleasantly rather like a text book or a documentary.Barbara Ransby has created an insightful, absorbing, and noteworthy biography Eslanda Robeson was remarkable than her husband, Paul Robeson She was also an important writer and political activ [...]

    Lynne Hélèna
    I didn t want the book or her life to end Fascinating and well researched and written I highly recommend it.

    Bob Simpson
    Essie Goode Robeson led a 20th century life of activism, writing, travel and the arts She faced many personal challenges as the spouse and sometime manager of actor singer Paul Robeson As African American political radicals with a global reputation, both faced persecution during the 1950 s Red Scare Barbara Ransby did meticulous research for the book and was successful in placing Essie Good Robeson s life in a larger context Essie Good Robeson developed into what we would call today an intersect [...]

    Jacqueline Trescott
    I loved the history and people who were incorporated into this story of a fascinating woman, Eslanda Robeson The author certainly proved Eslanda stood as her own groundbreaking figure She took her own education and training into national and international politics of the 20th Century, while managing the career of her world famous history Their marriage and politics and success were all complicated but that made the story all the engrossing.

    Bendy
    I enjoyed getting to know Eslanda The story is well written I think her life is so interwoven with her husband that he get than an equal share of this book She was a bright light to a man that was often depressed I loved her can do attitude I would have liked to have had a passage that stated what her son felt about his parents life.

    Mills College Library
    301.092 R212 2013

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