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. 25, No. 1, January 31

Editorial
EditorialNearly two decades ago Joan Maynard, Director of the Weeksville Museum and then member of the New York State Historic Preservation Advisory Board, suggested the need for developing a tourism guide to African-American historic sites in New York...
Edward Hotaling: The Great Black Jockeys; the Lives and Times of the Men Who Dominated America's First National Sport
Edward Hotaling: The Great Black Jockeys; The Lives And Times Of The Men Who Dominated America's First National SportEdward Hotaling has written a thoroughly engrossing, albeit slightly flawed, socio-historical study of the great black jockeys from the...
Jack Daniels: Discovering the Forgotten History of African Americans in Schoharie County
Jack Daniels: Discovering the Forgotten History of African Americans in Schoharie County.Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, newspaper clippings, site visits, and personal interviews, Jack Daniels has uncovered an interestingly revealing...
Larry Gara's Liberty Line in Oswego County, New York, 1838-1854: A New Look at the Legend
Larry Gara's Liberty Line in Oswego County, New York, 1838-1854: A New Look at the LegendIn 1961, Larry Gara published The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad. It became the most influential book on the underground railroad since Wilbur...
"On Freedom's Trail": Researching the Underground Railroad in New York State
"On Freedom's Trail": Researching the Underground Railroad in New York StateThe passage of the New York State Freedom Trail Act of 1997 has sparked renewed interest in documenting the history of what is popularly known as the Underground Railroad, yet...
The Civil War's Impact on Race Relations in New York State
THE CIVIL WAR'S IMPACT ON RACE RELATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE, 1865-1875The Civil War brought about tremendous social, political and economic changes as the South was in ruins and its cornerstone, slavery, was destroyed. The north originally entered the...
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