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. 28, No. 2, July

Blacks in Niagara Falls, New York: 1865 to 1965, a Survey
Niagara Falls, New York is a city 22 miles northwest of Buffalo and 84 miles southeast of Toronto. It is well known that Niagara Falls is famous for its cataracts, and that people historically have traveled there from all over the world and throughout...
Blacks in Niagara Falls, New York: 1865 to 1965, a Survey
Niagara Falls, New York is a city 22 miles northwest of Buffalo and 84 miles southeast of Toronto. It is well known that Niagara Falls is famous for its cataracts, and that people historically have traveled there from all over the world and throughout...
Lerone Bennett, Jr., Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
I would urge all who have enjoyed Lerone Bennett's masterful text, Before the Mayflower, to read his new book, Forced Into Glory, which deals with the presidency and life of the "Great Emancipator", Abraham Lincoln. Forced Into Glory is a work of true...
Looking Back: Black Nurses Struggle for Admission to Professional Schools
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW Historically, African American nurses have had three strikes against them. They were Black, female and in a profession still striving for equality and respect within the medical community. The quest for respect and acceptance...
Positioning and Imaging Caesar: From Margin to Center in the Historiography of Colonial New York City
INTRODUCTION In an earlier article I used the metaphor of my grandmother's cedar chest and its contents as a way to talk about the manipulation of history. To view the undisturbed contents was, for the viewer with some attachment to them, a renewal,...
Positioning and Imaging Caesar: From Margin to Center in the Historiography of Colonial New York City
INTRODUCTIONIn an earlier article I used the metaphor of my grandmother's cedar chest and its contents as a way to talk about the manipulation of history. To view the undisturbed contents was, for the viewer with some attachment to them, a renewal, a...
The African Presence in Lower Manhattan, 1613-1863 (a Topical Reading List)
Required Texts: Harris, Leslie M. In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. White, Shane. Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810. Athens...