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. 24, No. 1, January 31

"A Proper Recognition of Our Manhood": The African Civilization Society and the Freedmen's Aid Movement
"A proper recognition of our manhood": The African Civilization Society and the Freedmen's Aid Movement.Almost as soon as the Union took control of the Sea Islands of South Carolina in November 1861, Northern missionaries headed to the Islands to educate...
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Expanding the Boundaries of Politics: The Various Voices of the Black Religious Community of Brooklyn, New York before and during the Cold War
Expanding the Boundaries of Politics: The Various Voices of the Black Religious Community of Brooklyn, New York Before and During the Cold War.Historians writing on African-American history and politics have argued that Cold War hysteria and political...
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Fidel Castro and Harlem: Political, Diplomatic, and Social Influences of the 1960 Visit to the Hotel Theresa
Fidel Castro and Harlem: Political, Diplomatic, and Social Influences of the 1960 Visit to the Hotel Theresa.INTRODUCTIONSunday, September 18, 1960, was described by one observer as a rainy, "raw, gray...day...typical of New York in the fall." A legion...
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Strangers in the Land of Paradise, the Creation of an African-American Community in Buffalo, New Rork, 1900-1940
Strangers in the Land of Paradise, The Creation of an African-American Community, Buffalo, New York, 1900-1940,What Lillian Williams has done here needs to be done for other cities, and for the other ethnic and racial groups who migrated to them in the...
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The African American Church Community in Rochester, New York, 1900-1940
The African American Church Community in Rochester, New York, 1900-1940.The first four decades of the Twentieth Century have been traversed by so many historians that the characteristics of the Age have a familiar ring - Industrial Growth, Migration,...
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The New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, 1970-1988
The New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, 1970-1988INTRODUCTIONLittle scholarly attention has been devoted to individual American state legislatures. The amount, as well as, quality of scholarship certainly pales in comparison to...
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