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. 22, No. 1, January 31

Charles W. Dryden, A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman
Charles W. Dryden, A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee AirmanA-Train is another addition to the growing body of published material on African Americans in aviation. Once viewed as a neglected area, there are now several works about African American pioneer...
David Wiggins, Glory Bound -- Black Athletes in a White America
David Wiggins, Glory Bound -- Black Athletes in a White AmericaDavid Wiggins' collection of essays focuses on black athletes' relationship to both the American white and black community and the closely connected issue of the role of sport in the black...
George Hutchinson, the Harlem Renaissance in Black and White
George Hutchinson, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and WhiteGeorge Hutchinson's new history of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White, is a provocative and well-written effort to tell a different story of the era of the "New...
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Harlem Swing: Social Dance and the Harlem Renaissance
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Harlem Swing: Social Dance and the Harlem RenaissanceBlacktown crawled with white people, with pimps, prostitutes, bootleggers, with hustlers of all kinds, with colorful characters, and with police and prohibition...
Slavery in the Genesee Country (Also Known as Ontario County) 1789 to 1827
Slavery in the Genesee Country (also known as Ontario County) 1789 to 1827INTRODUCTIONThis paper is not an exhaustive study of all the slaveholders and slaves in "The Genesee Country". Rather, its main focus is on the slaveholders and slaves in Ontario...
The Growth and Decline of Harlem's Housing
The Growth and Decline of Harlem's HousingHarlem today suffers from many of the social ills facing cities across the United States. Gang violence, drug use, and poverty have left their mark on the landscape in the form of burned out buildings and uninhabited...
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