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. 36, No. 1, January

Chains and Freedom: Or, the Life and Adventures of Peter Wheeler, A Colored Man Yet Living, A Slave, A Sailor on the Deep, and A Sinner at the Cross
Chains and Freedom: or, The Life and Adventures of Peter Wheeler, A Colored Man Yet Living, A Slave, A Sailor on the Deep, and A Sinner at the Cross by Peter Wheeler with Introduction by Graham. Russell Gao Hodges. New York: E. S. Arnold & Co.....
Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and the Bridges at Niagara Falls
This study began in the winter of 2008, when a city official in Niagara Falls, New York asked if we could verify whether anything remained of the bridge that Harriet Tubman used to escort refugees from slavery in the United States to freedom in Canada....
New Yorkers Accompanied Nana Tubman's Spirit to Ancestral Homeland
She has been with me a long time. I don't remember exactly when she parted the curtains on the horizon of my historical life and began to make her presence so deeply felt. I recall reading work upon work on her and on the Underground Railroad in general,...
Note from Editor
Dear Reader,We hope that you enjoy this volume on Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. It is an issue that reflects a variety of research, reflections, and reactions to one of the most recognizable women in American history. As with any historical...
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad, http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash_home.cfm. Created and maintained by Maryland Public Television. Reviewed September to November 2011. Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground...
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad, http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash_home.cfmCreated and maintained by Maryland Public Television.Reviewed September to November 201 1 .Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad...
Racing for Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad Network through New York
On May 14, 1856, "Captain Harriet Human" arrived in the New York City offices of Sydney Howard Gay, an ardent abolitionist, Underground Railroad agent, newspaper editor, and Vigilance Committee member. Arriving with Human were four formerly enslaved...
"Still They Come": Some Eyewitness Accounts of the Underground Railroad in Buffalo
Buffalo's status as a destination from which African Americans escaping slavery could cross the Niagara River to reach freedom in Canada is well known. However, when reconstructing Buffalo's involvement in the Underground Railroad, the words of those...
Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery
Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery, http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/. Created and maintained by Scholastic, Inc. Reviewed September-November, 2010. This interactive website, created by the children's...
We May Never Know the Real Harriet Tubman
During the 150th anniversary celebrations of the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, it is fitting to focus attention on the life of Harriet Tubman, New Yorker by choice, self-liberated...
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