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Slaves in the family

Author: Edward Ball
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Ball family.; Ball family.; Ball.; Ball, Familie South Carolina
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Ball
ISBN: 0374265828 9780374265823 0670881066 9780670881062 096558027X 9780965580274 0345431057 9780345431059
OCLC Number: 37527611
Awards: National Book Award for Non-fiction, 1998.
Description: 504 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Plantation memories --
Masters from England --
The well of tradition --
Bright Ma --
A family business --
Written in the blood --
The making of a dynasty --
Sawmill --
Bloodlines --
"Yours, obediently" --
A house divided --
The width of the realm --
A painter's legacy --
The curse of Buzzard Wing --
The siege --
Aftermath --
The preservation society --
A reckoning --
Bunce Island.
Responsibility: Edward Ball.


First published in 1998 by Viking, Ball tells the story of Southern slavery by tracing the history of his own family who were prominent landowners and big slave owners in Carolina and Charleston from  Read more...


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