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. 2, July

A Fair and Open Field: The Responses of Black New Yorkers to the Draft Riots
For three days in July of 1863, the Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, the dean of New York City's black clergy, and four of his friends remained sequestered in Garnet's Manhattan home on West 30th Street. Garnet's daughter Mary had removed his nameplate...
Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America
Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America. By Myra B. Young Armstead New York University Press, 2012. 209 pp. $35. Horticulture in its myriad forms---from cultivating crops to creating pleasure...
Hale Woodruff: The Harlem Renaissance in Atlanta
It looked like a giant. With its tall white walls, rounded corner structures, and what looked like hundreds of little white-framed windows, it emitted the sense of a clean and sterile Bauhaus-inspired palace. He had never seen such a place. After riding...
In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from Liberty's Champion
In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from Liberty's Champion. Edited by John R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2012. vii + 256 pp. $22.95 hardcover. In the Words of Frederick Douglass is...
Joel Augustus Rogers' Reflection and End of Life Admiration of Marcus Garvey in New York
He stirred the blacks in the New World and parts of Africa to feel that in spite of the white man's vilifying of them they were human beings just the same. In other words, he gave them back self-respect and opened for them windows of hope that would...
Joel Augustus Rogers's Reflection and End of Life Admiration of Marcus Garvey in New York
He stirred the blacks in the New World and parts of Africa to feel that in spite of the white man's vilifying of them they were human beings just the same. In other words, he gave them back self-respect and opened for them windows of hope that...
Manhood Enslaved: Bondmen in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century New Jersey
Manhood Enslaved: Bondmen in Eighteenth--and Early Nineteenth-Century New Jersey. By Kenneth E. Marshall. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. xi + .208 pp. $75.00 hardcover. In his brief, yet rich, volume Kenneth Marshall takes the reader...
The Rise and Fall of Moses Simons: A Black Lawyer in the New York City Criminal Court, 1816-1820
Introduction No black man practiced law in America before the 1840s. This is accepted historiography. Students and scholars of American history know the names: Macon B. Allen--1844, the first black man formally admitted to the bar; George Vashon--1848,...