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McFeely, William S.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 11,144 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E449, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William S McFeely
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Most widely held works by William S McFeely
Grant : a biography by William S McFeely( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Ohioan who became the leader of the Union Army and later the president
Frederick Douglass by William S McFeely( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life of Frederick Douglass as he achieves stature as a leader in the struggle to transcend the limitations of bondage and race
Yankee stepfather: General O.O. Howard and the freedmen by William S McFeely( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapelo's people : a long walk into freedom by William S McFeely( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recreates the history of the descendants of slaves who live on a barrier island in Georgia by recounting the memories of the island's sixty-seven inhabitants
Portrait : the life of Thomas Eakins by William S McFeely( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proximity to death by William S McFeely( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a misty September morning in rural Georgia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian found himself cast in a role that he had never imagined: an expert witness in the sentencing hearing of a convicted kidnapper, rapist and murderer. He had no idea that his brief testimony that day would take him deeply into the criminal justice system, to many other courthouses where unequal struggles take place between those who would condemn prisoners to death and those fighting to overturn the Biblical injunction of an eye for an eye. Before the end of William McFeely's journey out of history into the reality of the death penalty, he would encounter lawyers battling to end lives and to save them, jurors caught in between, and convicts on the verge of becoming dead men walking." "At the heart of this vivid account is a remarkable group of lawyers in Atlanta led by a charismatic Kentuckian named Stephen Bright. Dedication does not begin to describe the personal sacrifice demanded by their efforts to erect legal barriers between their clients and the state's instruments of death." "Before his journey ends, McFeely will have done more than witnessed trials and experienced the desolation of a high-security prison. He will have met Carzell Moore, Kenny Smith, William Brooks, Tony Amadeo - convicts who have lived on death row. Proximity to Death compels the reader to look at capital punishment in an uncompromisingly intimate way - through the actions and decisions of those with no time left for arid debate."--Jacket
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account by the runaway slave Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders
Ulysses S. Grant : an album : warrior, husband, traveler, emancipator, writer by William S McFeely( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents seven illustrated essays on aspects of the life of the 18th president of the U.S., including his boyhood, military battles, failure to secure civil rights for the freed slaves who cheered him, world travels with his wife, and work on his notable memoirs
The black man in the land of equality by Thomas J Ladenburg( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the black man in America through the Reconstruction of the 1870's and the desegregation of the 1950's to the riots of the 1960's
Memoirs and selected letters : personal memoirs of U.S. Grant, selected letters 1839-1865 by Ulysses S Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a chronology of Grant's life and military career, his memoirs, and 174 personal letters
Frederick Douglass by William S McFeely( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, McFeely brings to life not only the charismatic man that Frederick Douglass was, but the age as well--detailing the struggle for emancipation in the political arena as the nation moved toward Civil War, and relating the way a reconciled nation turned its back on the newly-freed slaves in the aftermath of the war, forcing the battle for equality to rage on in the political arena for years to come
Grant a biography by William S McFeely( Recording )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, William McFeely brings us a story of a tangled life. Having once said "a military life had no charms to me," U.S. Grant entered West Point "to get through the course, secure a detail for a few years as assistant professor of mathematics at the Academy, and afterwards obtain a permanent position as professor at some respectable college." But the course his life took was quite different. Little did he ever dream that he would serve with distinction in the Mexican War, lead the Union to victory in the Civil War, struggle through eight years as President of the United States, and wage bitter personal battles against alcoholism, insolvency, and cancer
The Freedmen's Bureau a study in betrayal by William S McFeely( )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the close of the Civil War, the Freedmen's Bureau was created and charged by Congress with responsibility for all matters concerning the ex-slaves. General O.O. Howard, with remarkable unanimity, was thought to be the "very one" for the job of carrying out that assignment. The purpose of this study is to inquire into the quality of the national commitment to the freedmen by an examination of this man and his aims and deeds as Commissioner of the Bureau. The Bureau was engaged in the effort to unify the work of the churches and other private groups in providing relief for the freedmen. More important was the matter of awarding farm lands to the ex-slaves. Congress had stated that lands abandoned to the Union armies were to be used for the Negroes and the Freedmen's Bureau played a crucial role in the competition between the freedmen and pardoned white Southerners who sought the restoration of these lands. Faced with the Black Codes and other repressive acts, the freedmen at the end of 1865 lacked protection. The Bureau, apprehensive of that might result from this repression, looked to Congress to extend the life of the agency and enlarge its powers. Not all the Freedmen's troubles were caused by the war or by their lives as slaves. Crop failures made starvation a real threat and a conflict existed over whether freemen could best earn a living under contracts regulated by the Freedmen's Bureau or as workers dealing with their employers directly. In the 1866 legislation continuing the Bureau, Howard's agency was charged with responsibilities in enforcing the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 but successful efforts to frustrate justice for the freedmen continued. Two riots in Southern cities provided a test of the effectiveness of the Bureau in meeting basic needs of the freedmen
Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the autobiographies of great military leaders, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest. From his frontier boyhood to his heroics in battle to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War rescued him, these memoirs are a deeply moving account of a brilliant man
The National experience; a history of the United States by John Morton Blum( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States with an emphasis on public policy. Includes maps, photos, charts, and suggestions for further reading
The Negro in the Civil War by Benjamin Quarles( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quarles writes powerfully about the role of three-and-a-half million blacks in the South, who were impressed into non-combatant service - building forts and entrenchments, working in factories and mines. In the North, black Americans fought with distinction on the front lines, shedding blood for an ideal - emancipation ...." -- Back cover
The strange career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, referred to by Martin Luther King as "the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement," makes a compelling case that the Jim Crow system of racial legislation that dominated the South was not a natural outgrowth of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, or even Redemption, but rather a haphazard creation of Southern whites in the last decade of the nineteenth century
Chiisana shima no ookina rekishi : Jōjiashū saperotō( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant, a biogr by William S McFeely( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William S. McFeely: Portrait a life of Thomas Eakins by William S McFeely( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William S. McFeely, whose biography of Ulysses S. Grant won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982, sheds new light on the famed Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins. McFeely sets the evocative melancholy of his portraits, particularly of women, in the context of the artist's struggle with depression and sexual identity. He also places Eakins in the company of his contemporaries: Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman, with whom Eakins formed an abiding friendship
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Feely William S.

MacFeely William S.

MacFeely, William S. 1930-

Mc Feely William S.

Mc Feely, William S. 1930-

McFeely, William Shield 1930-

マクフィーリー, ウイリアム・S

Languages
English (111)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Frederick DouglassYankee stepfather: General O.O. Howard and the freedmenSapelo's people : a long walk into freedomPortrait : the life of Thomas EakinsProximity to deathNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slaveUlysses S. Grant : an album : warrior, husband, traveler, emancipator, writerMemoirs and selected letters : personal memoirs of U.S. Grant, selected letters 1839-1865