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African & AmericanWest Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the ... More

Against Wind and TideThe African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of African Americans' battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS ... More

Caribbean CrossingAfrican Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Sara Fanning

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti's leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti's first leaders ... More

Forging a Laboring RaceThe African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Paul R.D. Lawrie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Forging a Laboring Race charts the history of an idea –the black working body in the progressive imagination race management- to analyze how ideas of race, work, and the ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ body ... More

Freedom's GardenerJames F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Myra B. Young Armstead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1793 James F. Brown was born a slave, and in 1868 he died a free man. At age 34 he ran away from his native Maryland to pass the remainder of his life as a gardener to a wealthy family in the ... More

Negro Comrades of the CrownAfrican Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773499
eISBN:
9780814790502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773499.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, this book reveals that after 1776, Africans and African ... More

The Political Thought of Frederick DouglassIn Pursuit of American Liberty

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Nicholas Buccola

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, ... More

Radicalism at the CrossroadsAfrican American Women Activists in the Cold War

Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Dayo F. Gore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks' 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this ... More

Reframing RandolphLabor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889–1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America's multifaceted radical ... More

The Struggles of John Brown RusswurmThe Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Winston James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

John Brown Russwurm (1799–1851) is almost completely missing from the annals of the Pan-African movement, despite the pioneering role he played. Russwurm's life is one of “firsts”: first African ... More

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