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Ball, Edward 1959-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 9,203 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: F279.C453, 975.79150099
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Most widely held works by Edward Ball
Slaves in the family by Edward Ball ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 4,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist Ball confronts the legacy of his family's slave-owning past, uncovering the story of the people, both black and white, who lived and worked on the Balls' South Carolina plantations. It is an unprecedented family record that reveals how the painful legacy of slavery continues to endure in America's collective memory and experience. Ball, a descendant of one of the largest slave-owning families in the South, discovered that his ancestors owned 25 plantations, worked by nearly 4,000 slaves. Through meticulous research and by interviewing scattered relatives, Ball contacted some 100,000 African-Americans who are all descendants of Ball slaves. In intimate conversations with them, he garnered information, hard words, and devastating family stories of precisely what it means to be enslaved. He found that the family plantation owners were far from benevolent patriarchs; instead there is a dark history of exploitation, interbreeding, and extreme violence.--From publisher description
The sweet hell inside : a family history by Edward Ball ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the lives of the Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave who cast off their blemished roots and achieved affluence in part through a surprisingly successful funeral parlor business. Their wealth afforded the Harlestons the comfort of chauffeurs, tailored clothes, and servants whose skin was darker than theirs. It also launched the family into a generation of glory as painters, performers, and photographers in the "high yellow" society of America's colored upper class. The Harlestons' remarkable 100-year journey spans the waning days of Reconstruction, the precious art world of the early 1900s, the back alleys of the Jazz Age, and the dawn of the civil rights movement.--From publisher description
The inventor and the tycoon : a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University
The genetic strand : exploring a family history through DNA by Edward Ball ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the author's personal experience with DNA testing and research into his own family, in an anecdotal study that traces his genealogical investigation into his paternal ancestry
Peninsula of lies : a true story of mysterious birth and taboo love by Edward Ball ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the life of Charleston socialite Dawn Langley Simmons traces her humble birth, friendships with the aristocracy, controversial sex reassignment, and marriage to an African American in the segregated South
Slaves in the family by Edward Ball ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of the Ball family and the slaves that lived on their plantation in Charleston, South Carolina
The inventor and the tycoon [a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures] by Edward Ball ( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is one of the early instances of a media sensation. His patron was railroad tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, whose particular obsession was whether four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground at once. Stanford hired Muybridge and his camera to answer that question. And between them, the murderer and the railroad mogul launched the age of visual media
The sweet hell inside a family history by Edward Ball ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the 100-year history of the Harleston family, descendants of a South Carolina gentleman and his slave, from the waning days of Reconstruction to the art world of the early 1900s, down the back alleys of the Jazz Age, and into the dangers of the dawning Civil Rights movement
Slaven in de familie by Edward Ball ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De geschiedenis -vanaf 1698- van een familie van grootgrondbezitters en slavenhouders en hun slaven in het zuiden van de Verenigde Staten
The inventor and the tycoon : the murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University
Esclavos en la familia by Edward Ball ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
StoryLines Southeast ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story of mysterious birth and taboo love by Edward Ball ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an investigation of a bizarre life that begins in Kent, England with the birth of an illegitimate baby and ends in South Carolina, USA with a sex-change and a scandal. It unwraps the mystery of the life of the eccentric Gordon Langley Hall
Southern writers on the Confederate flag ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel of southern writers read portions of their works and discussed southern heritage, history, hate, and the Confederate flag. They also responded to audience questions. Humphreys wrote Dreams of Sleep, Ray wrote Making Waves in Zion, Joyner wrote Down by the Riverside, Kenan wrote Walking on Water, and Lott wrote Jewell. Grosvenor is host of the PBS television series, America's Family Kitchen, Boyd wrote Terminal Velocity, McCray wrote Freedom's Child, and Ball wrote Slaves in the Family
The genetic strand exploring a family history through DNA by Edward Ball ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[This book] is the story of a writer's investigation, using DNA science, into the tale of his family's origins. [He] has turned his probing gaze on the microcosm of the human genome, and not just any human genome - that of his slave-holding ancestors. What is the legacy of such a family history, and can DNA say something about it? In 2000, after a decade in New York City, [the author] bought a house in Charleston, South Carolina, home to his father's family for generations, and furnished it with heirloom pieces from his relatives. In one old desk he was startled to discover a secret drawer, sealed perhaps since the Civil War, in which someone had hidden a trove of family hair, with each lock of hair labeled and dated. The strange find propelled him to investigate: what might DNA science reveal about the people - [his] family members, long dead -- to whom the hair had belonged? Did the hair come from white relatives, as family tradition insisted? How can genetic tests explain personal identity?... [This] is a personal odyssey into DNA and family history. -Dust jacket
Edward Ball: Slaves in the family by Edward Ball ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Edward Ball's National Book Award-Winning narrative chronicles the biographical history of his family and the 4,000 slaves they owned across 20 rice plantations
Die Plantagen am Cooper River : eine Südstaaten-Dynastie und ihre Sklaven by Edward Ball ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Die breit angelegte, auf authentischen Zeugnissen basierende Südstaaten-Familiensaga entwirft zugleich ein erschütterndes Bild des amerikanischen Traumas der Sklaverei
The Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago, Inc. 19th Annual Family History Conference : family history : my roots and yours by Ill.) Afro American Genealogical and Historical Society (Chicago ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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