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. 16, No. 2, July 31

Bertram L. Baker, the United Action Democratic Association, and the First Black Democratic Succession in Brooklyn, 1933-1954
Bertram L. Baker, the United Action Democratic Association, and the First Black Democratic Succession in Brooklyn, 1933-1954It has been asserted in the recent literature on the urban political machine and ethnic succession that the conditions for succession...
Early African-American Broadway Performers: Bert Williams and George William Walker in "In Dahomey", 1903
Early African-American Broadway Performers: Bert Williams and George William Walker in "In Dahomey", 1903.(1)Black musical comedies, operettas, revues, and minstrel shows were part of the spectrum of American popular entertainment in the early twentieth...
Marvel Cooke: An African-American Woman Journalist Who Agitated for Racial Reform
Marvel Cooke: An African-American Woman Journalist Who Agitated for Racial ReformFrederick Douglass, the most important African-American leader of the nineteenth century, insisted that there was only one way for members of his race to secure their rights...
Searching for the Proper Place: The Revising of Afro-American History; A Review Essay
Searching for The Proper Place: The Revising of Afro-American History; A Review EssayIt has been a generation since Afro-American history justly earned its place in the historical profession as a serious field of study. Within that generation several...
The Boasian Paradox, 1894-1915
The Boasian Paradox, 1894-1915During the past four decades several historians and historically-minded social scientists have celebrated the monumental role that Franz Boas played in eviscerating the racist world-view that prevailed in the American social...