Sapelo's People: A Long Walk Into Freedom

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - History - 200 pages
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In this moving and original work, William S. McFeely, one of this country's most distinguished historians, retells the history—and enters into the current-day lives—of the people who inhabit Sapelo's Island off the coast of Georgia, descendants of slaves who once worked its huge cotton plantations. It is at once a richly detailed work of historical reconstruction, a sensitive portrait of the lives of black Americans in this particular place and in our own time, and a moving meditation on race by a writer who has made its painful dilemmas his life's work as a historian.
  

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Civil War historian McFeely has long been drawn to Sapelo Island, Georgia, whose residents are descended from slaves brought there in the 19th century. Though he has written acclaimed works on great ... Read full review

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I read this for research but found myself totally involved with the prose. Excellent read about a beautiful island and its people. Read full review

Contents

Behavior 32
12
Marsh Landing
59
Hanging Bull
99
First African Baptist Church
116
Raccoon Bluff
129
JO Barn Creek
146
Post Office Landing
159
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Georgia Odyssey
James Charles Cobb
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About the author (1995)

McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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