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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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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