Afro-Americans in New York Life and History

A scholarly journal that presents original research on the life and history of African Americans in New York State. Issues such as race relations and racial attitudes are addressed. Includes reviews of books in the subject area. For students and academici

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, January 31

African-Americans in Jefferson County, New York; 1810-1910
African-Americans in Jefferson County, New York; 1810-1910Jefferson County, a predominately rural area even today, is located east of Lake Ontario in northern New York State. First settled in 1796, the mainstream of westward migration had bypassed the...
Eugene E. DuBois, the City of Frederick Douglass: Rochester's African-American People and Places
Eugene E. DuBois, The City of Frederick Douglass: Rochester's African-American People and PlacesA little more of the history of African-Americans in Western New York has been uncovered and made available to the public with the publication of The City...
On Freedom's Threshold: The African American Presence in Central New York, 1760-1940
On Freedom's Threshold: The African American Presence in Central New York, 1760-1940Geography and history have conspired to give Central New York a unique place in the history of our state.(2) The region was once part of the "Burned-Over District" because...
Slaves and Slaveowners in Dutchess County
Slaves and Slaveowners in Dutchess CountySixty nine year old Rhinebeck widow, Margaret Benner, owned one slave, Tam, in 1755. Rarely referred to in public records as anything but Valentine Bender's widow, Margaret had managed the 151 acre farm since...