WorldCat Identities

Owens, William A. 1905-1990

Overview
Works: 62 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 8,918 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Pictorial works  Songs and music  Juvenile works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Commentator
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Black mutiny : the revolt on the schooner Amistad by William A Owens( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written as a novel in 1953 under the title: Slave mutiny, the revolt of the schooner Amistad by William A. Owens, this is the story of 53 illegally enslaved Africans who revolted against their captors. Based on U.S. government documents, court records, official and personal correspondence, diaries, and newspaper accounts
This stubborn soil by William A Owens( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable American autobiography, William Owens gives an account of his childhood and youth in Texas. Born in a tiny place called Pin Hook, not far from the Oklahoma border, Mr. Owens eloquently records a frontier life that seems incredible in the twentieth century -- a struggle with desperate poverty, with the land, and above all a struggle to gain an education
Tales from the derrick floor; a people's history of the oil industry by Mody C Boatright( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 100 oral histories of men and women associated with the development of the Texas oil fields
A fair and happy land by William A Owens( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the lives of the Cleaver and the Owen families, recounts the histography of the American frontier from the 17th century to the Civil War
Texas folk songs by William A Owens( )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends: Roy Bedichek, J. Frank Dobie, Walter Prescott Webb by William A Owens( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedichek, Dobie and Webb - a naturalist, a folklorist and an historian - all taught at the University of Texas, lived only a few blocks apart, and saw each other almost every day. The true cement of their friendship, however, was the flourishing correspondence which makes up much of this book. They wrote not to exchange information, but to communicate ideas, to nail down the generalities of conversation, and, above all, to challenge, encourage, and stimulate one another
Impressions of the Big Thicket by Michael Frary( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folk life and natural magnificence of the Big Thicket in Texas is illuminated in paintings and prose
Slave mutiny; the revolt on the schooner Amistad by William A Owens( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look to the river by William A Owens( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jed, a "bounded" backwoods boy who makes his way out of the Red River bottom lands on the Texas-Oklahoma border, in search of freedom. Told in the vernacular, in the style of a folktale
Texas folk songs by William A Owens( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas folk songs. Including indexes
The natural world of the Texas Big Thicket by Blair Pittman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature has been astonishingly prodigal in Texas' Big thicket. In the 98 color photos here, a magnificent visual record of the natural world of the Big Thicket is such timeless beauty
Walking on borrowed land, a novel by William A Owens( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, during the Depression, Mose Ingram, once a plantation worker and now educated in the North, goes to the fictional town of Columbus, Oklahoma, to become school principal in the black community of Happy Hollow. Conviced that education is the answer to the negroes' problems, Mose sees his path toward progress marked by bitter experience and narrowed by the rigid caste system of segregation. But he remains optimistic, convinced that his people have pride, humility, and human understanding
Historic Texas : a photographic portrait( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse array of more than 350 photographs comprises this elegant visual record of life in Texas from early 1850s to 1980
Letters of Roy Bedichek by Roy Bedichek( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fever in the earth by William A Owens( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swing and turn : Texas play-party games by William A Owens( Book )

5 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black mutiny : [the revolt on the schooner Amistad] by William A Owens( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1953, Black Mutiny is a key historical reference for the major motion picture Amistad. It tells the true story of 53 illegally enslaved Africans who revolted against their captors, then were forced to stand trial for mutiny and murder in a case that reached the Supreme Court
Pocantico Hills, 1609-1959 by William A Owens( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave mutiny : the story of the revolt on the schooner Amistad by William A Owens( Book )

7 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing me a song by William A Owens( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original recordings of folk songs of various ethnic groups of Texas
 
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Black mutiny : the revolt on the schooner Amistad
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This stubborn soilThree friends: Roy Bedichek, J. Frank Dobie, Walter Prescott WebbLetters of Roy BedichekBlack mutiny : [the revolt on the schooner Amistad]This stubborn soil
Alternative Names
Owens William A.

William A. Owens American writer

William A. Owens Amerikaans schrijver (1905-1990)

William A. Owens amerikansk författare

William A. Owens amerikansk skribent

William A. Owens escritor estadounidense

William A. Owens scrittore e insegnante statunitense

אואנס, וויליאם א.

אואנס, וויליאם א., 1905-

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