About Professor Shane White

Professor Shane White's research interests include United States history; African American history; the history of New York City.

Current projects

  • Black Metropolis: Harlem 1915-1930
  • The Making of Black Manhattan
  • Year of the Riot Harlem 1935

Areas of research supervision
American history, particulary American cultural history

For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/history/staff/profiles/swhite.shtml

Selected publications


[with Stephen Garton, Stephen Robertson & Graham White]  Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars  (Harvard University Press, 2010)  Winner of the 2011 NSW Premier's History Awards, General History Prize

[with Graham White], The Sounds of Slavery (Boston: The Beacon Press, 2005).

Stories of Freedom in Black New York (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002).

[with Graham White] Stylin': African-American Expressive Culture From Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998). Paperback edition 1999.

Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810 (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1991). Paperback edition 1995.