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The Resource Slaves in the family, Edward Ball

Slaves in the family, Edward Ball

Label
Slaves in the family
Title
Slaves in the family
Statement of responsibility
Edward Ball
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Publisher description
Member of
Awards note
National Book Award for Non-fiction, 1998.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
PLF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Edward
Dewey number
975.7/9150922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
FSG classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ball family
  • Ball family
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Slaveholders
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Race relations
  • Slaveholders
  • Slaves
  • Charleston Region (S.C.)
  • Charleston Region (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1489424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 478 pages 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374534455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374534455
  • (OCoLC)876836392
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1489424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 478 pages 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374534455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374534455
  • (OCoLC)876836392

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