Slaves in the Family

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball ...

Slaves in the Family

Slaves in the Family

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves. Part historical narrative, part oral history, part personal story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves in the Family is, in the words of Pat Conroy, "a work of breathtaking generosity and courage, a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'"

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Slaves in the Family
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Edward Ball
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among
Slaves in the Family
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Edward Ball
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-12 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

Explores the slave-holding dynasty of Elias Ball, a South Carolina plantation owner, the history of slave uprisings, and the memories of the descendants of those slaves
Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Deborah Gray White
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-02-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke University Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the
100 Unexpected Statements about Slaves in the Family
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Adam Capper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04 - Publisher: Lennex

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Slaves in the Family." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting
To be a Slave in Brazil, 1550-1888
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Kátia M. de Queirós Mattoso
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The book has the great advantage of placing the slave in the center of the history not simply as a type of labor, but as an actor whose culture, actions and decisions influenced the operation of the system... written with verve and grace for a general readership.

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