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. 18, No. 1, January 31

Alexander Hamilton and the Abolition of Slavery in New York
Alexander Hamilton and the Abolition of Slavery in New YorkA group of persons belonging to the monied aristocracy gathered in dimly lit meeting hall on the edge of New York City in the late 1790s. Many of them were conservative bankers, lawyers, businessmen,...
Between Slavery and Freedom: A Reflection on the Souls of Black Folk during the Ninetieth Anniversary of Its Publication
Between Slavery and Freedom: A Reflection on The Souls of Black Folk During the Ninetieth Anniversary of Its PublicationIn, 1903, the year The Souls of Black Folk was published, a group of ex-slaves and their supporters held a mass meeting in Washington....
David Rosenthal, Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955-1965
David Rosenthal, Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955-1965The importance of geography to jazz and African American musical aesthetics has always been decisive. Musical sounds were somehow representative of specific areas but could adapt to and alter...
Edward Roland Leader, Understanding Malcolm X: The Controversial Changes in His Philosophy
Edward Roland Leader, Understanding Malcolm X: The Controversial Changes in His PhilosophyNovember 1992 saw the release of Spike Lee's epic movie "X." This movie chronicled the complicated life of one of the most important African American leaders of...
Ralph Luker, the Social Gospel in Black and White: American Reform, 1885-1912
Ralph Luker, The Social Gospel in Black and White: American Reform, 1885-1912In his heavily documented study of American social Christianity, Ralph E. Luker has attempted to create a truly ecumenical myth. To my mind, he succeeds in discrediting the...
The Political Economy of Black Abolitionists
The Political Economy of Black AbolitionistsThe abolitionists were known for their quarrelsome behavior with one another almost as much as for their vigorous attacks on the establishment of their day. African American abolitionists were not exempt from...
Unresting the Waters: The Fight against Racism in New York's Episcopal Establishment, 1845-1853
Unresting the Waters: The Fight Against Racism in New York's Episcopal Establishment, 1845-1853"Another Revolution...and the nigger delegation admitted into the Diocesan Convention." So wrote George Templeton Strong, a very prominent, white attorney...