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. 23, No. 1, January 31

A Coffin for the Union
A Coffin for the UnionIt is not unusual for politicians to use a vote on the modification of an already existing law to signal or gage their degree of support in a political body. Such was the case in the 1850-51 session of the New York General Assembly...
Harlem at War: The Black Experience in World War II
Harlem at War: The Black Experience in World War II.The title of Nat Brandt's Harlem at War misleads the the reader to expect Brandt to at least deal comprehensively with the effect of World War II on the economic, political and social affairs of Harlem....
"I Never Had It Made" Revisited; the Political, Economic, and Social Ideology of Jackie Robinson
"I Never Had It Made" Revisited; The Political, Economic, and Social Ideology of Jackie RobinsonIn 1995, the Ecco Press re-released Jackie Robinson's last autobiography, I Never Had It Made. Harvard professor Cornel West states that the book revealed...
The Ironic Role of African Americans in the Elmira, New York Civil War Prison Camp
The Ironic Role of African Americans in the Elmira, New York Civil War Prison Camp, 1864-65Ten years after the end of the American Civil War, Democrats regained control of the United States Congress. Once back in power, the party, with its strong Southern...
The 'New Negro' Legacy of Will Marion Cook
The `New Negro' Legacy of Will Marion CookAfrican Americans in the Nineteen Twenties created art, literature, and music in a climate of aesthetic expression which has come to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. Many social and cultural factors helped...

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