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. 17, No. 2, July 31

Glennette Tilley Turner, Lewis Howard Latimer
Glennette Tilley Turner, Lewis Howard LatimerGlennette Turner wrote a revealing biography about the least known, most unlikely, but most versatile of the pioneer-inventors of the electrical industry. The book is easy to read well-documented and of such...
Harlem, the Depression Years: Leadership and Social Conditions
Harlem, The Depression Years: Leadership and Social ConditionsINTRODUCTIONA spirit of optimism existed among some quarters of America's black population in the 1920s with many anticipating great improvements in their condition and race relations. Black...
Particularism on the Back Burner: A Review Essay
Particularism on the Back Burner: A Review EssayMarshall Hyatt, Franz Boas -- Social Activist: The Dynamics of Ethnicity (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990); 174 pp.R. Fred Wacker, Ethnicity, Pluralism, and Race: Race Relations Theory in America Before...
Philip Kasinitz, Caribbean New York
Philip Kasinitz, Caribbean New YorkIn the first few pages of Caribbean New York, Philip Kasinitz makes note of two revealing facts. One is that, with respect to the number of participants involved, New York's annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival overshadows...
Reading between the Lines: Black Folklore and Literature in the Understanding of 18th Century Life in the African Diaspora; A Book Review Essay
Reading Between the Lines: Black Folklore and Literature in the Understanding of 18th Century Life in the African Diaspora; A Book Review EssayWilliam L. Andrews, To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760 - 1865 Urbana...
Under Fire: A Rhetorical Analysis of Marcus Garvey's Apologia
Under Fire: A Rhetorical Analysis of Marcus Garvey's ApologiaTaking pen in hand in 1917, Marcus Garvey portentously wrote that the world would soon see a revolutionary transformation in black leadership. Furthermore, he prophesied that this new race...
"Victims' History": Its Value and Use in A Race-Conscious Society; New York as A Case Study
"Victims' History": Its Value And Use In A Race-Conscious Society; New York As A Case StudyDiane Ravitch would propose that we not teach victims' history because it would only "become a tool to stir racial hatred."(2) It is her contention that if such...