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Author Wilder, Craig Steven.

Title In the company of Black men : the African influence on African American culture in New York City / Craig Steven Wilder.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2001.

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 Moore Stacks  F128.9.N4 W55 2001    Available  ---
Description xi, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-309) and index.
Contents Part I: African voluntary associations and the rise of Black spiritual culture -- A taunt from the oppressed: the west African institutional legacy in New York City, 1644-1783 -- Raising Mother Zion: the fusion of African and British institutions in New York, 1784-1822 -- The liberating power of the cross: the NYAS and the African encounter with the Protestant ethic, 1774-1796 -- "The aristocracy of character": African societies and the moral consequence of nationalism, 1784-1845 -- Part II: African voluntary associations and the making of the public sphere -- "The inmates of my sanctum sanctorum": African voluntary associations and the public sphere, 1808-1845 -- In the company of Black men: manhood and obligation in the African confraternity, 1808-1857 -- "A single voice": African societies, the press, and the public sphere, 1827-1861 -- When Black men spoke of freedom: voluntary associations and nationalist culture, 1809-1865 -- Part III: The transformation of African American voluntarism -- "The gaudy carnival": the African declension in the NYASMR, 1863-1945 -- "Shall it be a woman?": the transformation of Black men's voluntarism, 1865-1960.
Subject African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.
Voluntarism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Religion.
Black nationalism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Relations with Africans.
Africa, West -- Civilization.
Africa, West -- Religious life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Civilization.
United States -- Civilization -- African influences.
ISBN 0814793681 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780814793688 (cloth : acid-free paper)
081479369x (pbk)