Prince of Darkness:
The Untold Story of Wall Street's First Black Millionaire
by Shane White

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A "stunning" biography of Jeremiah G Hamilton by Shane White "the indispensable historian of black New York".

After prodigious research, Professor Shane White rescues Jeremiah G. Hamilton from oblivion." – The New York Times

"Superb scholarship and a sprightly style recover an unaccountably overlooked life.” ― Kirkus Reviews

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Harvard University Press, 2010

Harvard University Press, 2010

Playing The Numbers:
Gambling In Harlem Between the Wars
by Shane White, Stephen Garton, Stephen Robertson, Graham White

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Playing the Numbers is the history of the numbers game and the role it played in the lives of African Americans who flooded into Harlem in the wake of World War I.

"Brims with fascinating, colorful stories about a little-known facet of New York life" –  Wall Street Journal


The Beacon Press, 2005

The Beacon Press, 2005

The Sounds of Slavery:
Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons and Speech

by Shane White, Graham White

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"Shane White and Graham White's book is a joy" – Branford Marsalis

"A fascinating book . . .This remarkable achievement demands a place in every collection on African American and U.S. history and folklife. Highly recommended." – Library Journal

 


Cornell University Press, 1998

Cornell University Press, 1998

Stylin': African American Expressive Culture
from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit

by Shane White, Graham White

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For over two centuries African Americans have presented their bodies in culturally distinctive ways. Stylin' explores black style from its African origins to the 1940s and considers the deeper significance of the ways African Americans have dressed, walked, danced, arranged their hair, and communicated in silent gestures.


Harvard University Press, 2002

Harvard University Press, 2002

 

Stories of Freedom in Black New York
by Shane White

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Stories of Freedom in Black New York recreates the experience of black New Yorkers as they moved from slavery to freedom in the early decades of the nineteenth century.


University of Georgia Press, 2004

University of Georgia Press, 2004

Somewhat More Independent:
The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810

by Shane White

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Shane White draws on a remarkable array of primary sources– census data, tax lists, city directories, diaries, newspapers and magazines, and courtroom testimony – to reconstruct the slave's world in New York and its environs during the revolutionary and early republic periods.

"The most comprehensive account now available of the abolition of slavery in New York City." —The Nation


Baseball player Satchel Paige outside poolroom in Harlem, 1941

Baseball player Satchel Paige outside poolroom in Harlem, 1941

Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930'

The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930.

Shane White is a part of the collaborative team that developed the award winning site.