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. 19, No. 2, July 31

A.G. Williams-Myers, Long Hammering: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century
A.G. Williams-Myers, Long Hammering: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth CenturyA. G. Williams-Myers of the Department of Black Studies, State University of New York, College at New...
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Genius and Alienation
Genius and AlienationOn October 24, 1935, Langston Hughes's play Mulatto opened on Broadway. The performance by Rose McClendon, who played Cora, the tragic hero's mother, was generally praised. However, as Arnold Rampersad points out in The Life of Langston...
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Hughes/Lawrence/Douglass: Power and Resistance in the Ways of White Folks
Hughes/Lawrence/Douglass: Power and Resistance in The Ways of White FolksLangston Hughes recounts in his second autobiography, I Wonder as I Wander (1956), how he remained in the Soviet Union after the aborted attempt to film White and Black there. He...
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Kathryn Grover. Make a Way Somehow: African-American Life in a Northern Community, 1790-1965
Kathryn Grover. Make a Way Somehow: African-American Life in a Northern Community, 1790-1965In Make a Way Somehow, Kathryn Grover has written an interesting and insightful book about historical aspects about African-American life in a small town in western...
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Langston Hughes: The Poet as Playwright; A Love-Hate Relationship
Langston Hughes: The Poet As Playwright; A Love-Hate Relationship"If you want to die, be maladjusted, neurotic and psychotic, disappointed and disjointed...just write plays, Go ahead."(2) These are the words of Langston Hughes, words of advice given...
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"Lest Harlem Sees Red": Race and Class Themes in the Poetry of Langston Hughes, 1920-1942
"Lest Harlem Sees Red": Race and Class Themes in the Poetry of Langston Hughes, 1920-1942Universally recognized as the poet laureate of African America Langston Hughes is best known for his folk poetry and social verse. His political poetry, a distinct...
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Mabee, Carleton, with Susan Mabee Newhouse. Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend
Mabee, Carleton, with Susan Mabee Newhouse. Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, LegendTo read this latest contribution of Carleton Mabee to the historian's craft is to discover once again something of the excitement of the evidentiary search. More so than...
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Transnationalism in Its African-American Travels: The Politics of Location in Langston Hughes' I Wonder as I Wander
Transnationalism in Its African-American Travels: The Politics of Location in Langston Hughes' I Wonder as I Wander"...my interests had broadened from Harlem and the American Negro to include an interest in all the colored peoples of the world -- in...
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