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. 22, No. 2, July 31

Arnold Rampersad. Jackie Robinson: A Biography
Arnold Rampersad. Jackie Robinson: A BiographyIn this 50th anniversary year when Jackie Robinson's #42 has been respectfully retired and Congress has authorized commemorative silver and gold coins in Robinson's honor, the regression in the relationship...
Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and John Edward Bruce: The Relationship of a Militant Black Journalist with the "Father of Civil Rights," and the "Wizard of Tuskegee."
Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and John Edward Bruce: The Relationship of a Militant Black Journalist with the "Father of Civil Rights," and the "Wizard of Tuskegee."During the late nineteenth century, John Edward Bruce (1856-1924) was a leading...
The Other Fort Amsterdam: New Light on Aspects of Slavery in New Netherland
The Other Fort Amsterdam: New Light on Aspects of Slavery in New NetherlandRecently published translations of documents in the New York State Archives concerning Dutch administration of Curacao drastically alters contours of historical perception and...
The Plight of African Americans in Ante-Bellum New York City
The Plight of African Americans in Ante-Bellum New York CityINTRODUCTIONAs the country sits on the threshold of the Twenty-First Century and the unfolding of the millennium, the plight of Black America is a stark contrast to that of white America and...
The Rise and Influence of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief, 1808-1865
The Rise and Influence of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief, 1808-1865The history of the African societies of New York City shows that early African aid associations performed critical social functions in the black communities of Manhattan...