Race and New York in the Twentieth Century

Call for Submissions:Race and New York in the twentieth century


New York, United States

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New York History: A Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical   Association, the only scholarly, peer reviewed, journal devoted entirely to   the history of New York State, invites submissions for an issue devoted to   race and New York in the twentieth century.

All papers based on the general   topic of race and New York in the twentieth century will be considered.   Especially welcome are essays examining understudied histories of race and   New York, articles complicating the black/white dichotomy, studies on race outside   of New York City, emerging and exciting historiographies, including whiteness   studies, black power studies, and civil rights activism before Brown, as well   as histories shedding light on pressing social issues in our time, such as   immigration, mass incarceration, institutional racism, affirmative action, to   name a few. Essays analyzing shifts in conceptions and applications of race   and racism are also desirable.

Over the course of the   twentieth century, New York State racially diversified, reflecting a national   shift. The white population percentage, which had persisted in the 97th or   98th percentile since 1820, had fallen to 74.4 percent in 1990. The sudden   immigration into New York State of African Americans over the first seven   decades of the twentieth century and Latinos and Asian Americans during the   final three decades produced a fascinating racial history. New communities   were developed. New cultures were introduced. New voices and perspectives   were heard. New forms of grievances emerged. New bands of activists and new   brands of activism came to the fore. Like everywhere else in the United   States, New York was always becoming new, but race stood, along with other   key factors, at the apex of this newness in the twentieth century. As   historians remember and honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation   Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the climax year of the Civil Rights   Movement, New York History is poised to examine race and New York in the   twentieth century.

The editor for this special issue   is Ibram X. Kendi (formerly Ibram H. Rogers), an assistant professor of   Africana Studies at University at Albany – SUNY. He is the author of the   award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial   Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. He is finishing his second   monograph, entitled Mind Games: A Narrative History of Racist Ideas from the   1660s to the Present, and an edited volume entitled, Malcolm’s Children: A   History of Black Power in New York.

New York History (ISSN   0146-437X) is published four times a year by the New York State Historical   Association and the State University of New York at Oneonta. Articles,   ranging from 4,500 to 6,000 words in length, should be typed, double-spaced,   and submitted with double spaced endnotes conforming to the Chicago Manual of   Style. The deadline for submission to this special issue is November 15,   2013. We ask authors to submit manuscripts electronically to:

The New York State Historical   Association
Publications Department
c/o Caitlin Miosek, Publications Assistant
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326


Caitlin Miosek
Publications Associate
New York State Historical Association
PO BOX 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1416
Email: c.miosek@nysha.org
Visit the website at http://www.nysha.org/nysha_5

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