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William S. McFeely
William S. McFeely
William Shield McFeely
September 25, 1930
New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 11, 2019 (aged 89)|
Sleepy Hollow, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
William Shield McFeely (September 25, 1930 – December 11, 2019) was an American historian and educator. In 1982, he won the Pulitzer Prize. He worked at Yale University, the University of Georgia and at Harvard University. McFeely was known for his biographies about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction era.
McFeely was known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1981 biography of Ulysses S. Grant. His works also focused on the Reconstruction era, and for the field of African-American history. He retired as the Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities emeritus at the University of Georgia in 1997. He began working for Harvard University in 2006.
Awards and honors
- 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Grant: A Biography
- 1982 Francis Parkman Prize for Grant: A Biography
- Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 1987)
- The Lincoln Prize 1991 for Frederick Douglass (based upon the life of Frederick Douglass).
- 1992 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians.
- Yankee Stepfather: General O.O. Howard and the Freedmen (W. W. Norton, 1968)
- Grant: A Biography (W. W. Norton, 1981)
- Frederick Douglass (W. W. Norton, 1990)
- Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom (W. W. Norton, 1994)
- Proximity to Death (W. W. Norton, 2000)
- Portrait: The Life of Thomas Eakins (W. W. Norton, 2007)
- Fischer, Heinz-Dietrich (May 2013). Main Achievements of American Presidents. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 104–. . https://books.google.com/books?id=Oq-pAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA104. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- Genzlinger, Neil (December 13, 2019). "William McFeely, Pulitzer-Winning Historian, Dies as 89". New York Times. Retrieved December 14, 2019. Print version December 14, 2019, p. B11.
- St. Petersburg Times. "Kansas City Times wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting". Associated Press/United Press International, April 13, 1982, pp. 1-A, 12-A. Retrieved on May 25, 2013.
- "William S. McFeely". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
- Organization of American Historians. "Avery O. Craven Award Winners". Retrieved on May 25, 2013.