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. 37, No. 1, January

A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. By Stephen G. Hall. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. xv + 334 pp. "American history," James Baldwin said in 1963, "is longer,...
Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum
William Seraile, Angels of Mercy: While Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum. Fordham University Press, New York, 201 1 , $27.95, 287 pages, illustratedNot until Professor William Seraile's Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History...
Are You a Part of the Problem or the Solution?: Perspectives on the Achievement Gap in Two Hudson Valley Communities
The First Steps Define educate. We all recognize good education, we know when children score high or low, when there is a good teacher or bad teacher, and if children walk out of the classroom with a new topic filling their heads. In order to analyze...
From Hyde Park to Harlem: The Emergence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Black Constituency in New York City
FIGURE 1: AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE PERCENTAGES FOR PRESIDENT, GOVERNOR AND MAYOR WITHIN SELECTED HARLEM ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS, 1928-1945 The following tables present the average vote percentage won by each major party in Harlem's Presidential, Gubernatorial,...
Leading from Behind the Gap: Post-Racial Politics and the Pedagogy of Black Studies
Introduction An Associated Press Poll released on the eve of the 2012 presidential election revealed that more Americans are overtly racist today than four years ago. (2) The implicit conclusion that many pundits made was that a black president...
Show Me, Tell Me: Social Media and the Political Awareness of American Youth
While presenting the commencement address at Oberlin College in June 1965, Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. explained that "Through our scientific and technological genius we've made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and...
William Semite, Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum
William Semite, Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum. Fordham University Press, New York, 2011, $27.95,287 pages, illustrated. Not until Professor William Seraile's Angels qf Mercy: White Women and the...