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. 26, No. 2, July

Harlem's Team: The New York Lincoln Giants
Centuries before they were brought to America as human cargo on ships, free Africans played a variety of games that involved hitting a ball with a stick and running.(1) On antebellum southern plantations, slaves played a form of baseball with sticks...
Problems and Possibilities for Black Studies for the 21st Century
It appears that African American studies faces a future fraught with uncertainty for the 21(st) century. The next few years will reveal if its present stasis will be subjected to severe regression, similar to that during the Reagan years, or if it will...
"The Guardian Angel of Africa": A Financial History of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief, 1808-1945
"The New York African Society, for mutual relief,...has been in existence over a hundred years in New York City...although it has not increased its membership in recent years, this society has become, I understand, comparatively wealthy as a result of...
Wickham, DeWayne. Bill Clinton and Black America
New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.In approaching the study of Black Politics in America, I usually instruct my classes to consider the relationship between African Americans and the three distinct, yet intertwined branches of government; Congress, the...
Wilder, Craig S. in the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City
New York and London: New York University Press, 2001. Pp. 332. illustrations, tables, notes, bibliography, index.Craig Stephen Wilder offered his book, In The Company of Black Men, as an answer to historians who argued that African American institutional...