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LONG HAMMERING: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century, by A. J. Williams-Myers

$19.95

LONG HAMMERING: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century, by A. J. Williams-Myers

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Long Hammering addresses the integral role that African Americans played in every aspect of Hudson Valley society, which historically is the embryo of New York history. From the time of the colonial period when enslaved African labor was vital tot he tremendous wealth New York generated as a British Colony, to the end of the 19th century when a more democratic society was, African American involvement was a historical fact.

"Professor Williams-Myers' careful account of the role of African Americans in the Hudson River Valley adds significantly to our understanding of that historic and essential American landscape. His description of an emerging sense of self-identity, his exploration of the role of religion, and the informative 'field guide' with which he concludes are valuable for anyone interested in the subject, people or place." -Robin W. Winke, Townsend Professor of History, Yale University

Professor Willams-Myers has produced an important book on the substantial populations of Black people in the colony of New York. The most extensive and penetrating analysis of that subject to date, it is particularly valuable for the light it throws upon the economics roles and domestic lives of slaves in rural New York. It is a major contribution to early African American history." -Jack P. Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Willams-Myers' work in researching and writing about the history of African Americans in New York State fills a special need. State and local history represents a most neglected area of African American historiography. Willams-Myers work not only stimulates interest in state and local African American studies, but it also points up the need to do more in terms of locating, and preserving primary source materials on local African American communities." -Monroe Fordham, Department of History, Buffalo State College and Editor, Afro-Americans in New York Life and History

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