Wilder, Craig Steven.

In The Company Of Black Men : The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City - New York : NYU Press, 2002. - 1 online resource (356 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; ""Some Little Tribute": An Introduction; I African Voluntary Associations and the Rise of Black Spiritual Culture; 1 A Taunt from the Oppressed: The West African Institutional Legacy in New York City, 1644-1783; 2 Raising Mother Zion: The Fusion of African and British Institutions in New York, 1784-1822; 3 The Liberating Power of the Cross: The NYAS and the African Encounter with the Protestant Ethic,1774-1796; 4 "The Aristocracy of Character": African Societies and the Moral Consequence of Nationalism, 1784-1845 II African Voluntary Associations and the Making of the Public Sphere5 "The Inmates of My Sanctum Sanctorum": African Voluntary Associations and the Public Sphere,1808-1845; 6 In the Company of Black Men: Manhood and Obligation in the African Confraternity,1808-1857; 7 "A Single Voice": African Societies, the Press, and the Public Sphere, 1827-1861; 8 When Black Men Spoke of Freedom: Voluntary Associations and Nationalist Culture, 1809-1865; III The Transformation of African American Voluntarism; 9 "The Gaudy Carnival": The African Declension in the NYASMR, 1863-1945 10 "Shall It Be a Woman?": The Transformation of Black Men's Voluntarism, 1865-1960Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author

From the subaltern assemblies of the enslaved in colonial New York City to the benevolent New York African Society of the early national era to the formation of the African Blood Brotherhood in twentieth century Harlem, voluntary associations have been a fixture of African-American communities. In the Company of Black Men examines New York City over three centuries to show that enslaved Africans provided the institutional foundation upon which African-American religious, political, and social culture could flourish. Arguing that the universality of the voluntary tradition in African-American c

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Africa, West -- Civilization.
Africa, West -- Religious life and customs.
African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Religion.
African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Relations with Africans.
Black nationalism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Civilization.
United States -- Civilization -- African influences.
Voluntarism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.


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