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Slaves in the family

by Edward Ball

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Charleston Region (S.C.),
  • South Carolina,
  • Charleston Region
    • Subjects:
    • Ball family,
    • Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History,
    • Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History,
    • Slaveholders -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History,
    • African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History,
    • Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Race relations,
    • Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-484) and index.

      StatementEdward Ball.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF279.C453 A2 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination504 p. :
      Number of Pages504
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL687677M
      ISBN 100374265828
      LC Control Number97034640

      Get this from a library! Slaves in the family. [Edward Ball] -- "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. Slaves in the Family is written as if by one whose wanting to know had reached the level of a spiritual calling. In the book, the research process is laid bare.

      The following is a list of slave owners, for which there is a consensus of historical evidence of slave ownership, in alphabetical order by last name. Part of a series on. Forced marriage. Forced prostitution. Human trafficking. Contemporary Africa. 21st-century Islamism. Medieval Europe. The Muslim World. Byzantine Empire. Topics and practices.   In this way SLAVES IN THE FAMILY is an initiation, for Ball, and for whites, into a fuller story of slavery, and into a world view and consciousness of the past held by blacks.

      Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball rewrites his family legends in an effort to bring black and white history together Febru The journalist Edward Ball grew up . Edward Ball tells the story of southern slavery through tracking the history of the Balls, prominent landowners, rice-planters, one or two of them slave traders, and big slave owners in a southern family in dispersal and decline. In , a planter named Elias Ball arrived in South Carolina from Devon, England, to claim an inheritance to one half 5/5(2).


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This book was most fascinating to read. It is meticulously crafted based on records kept in the family. Ball traces his ancestors' slaveholding roots up to the present day, where he reunites families and stories, shedding light on the real relationships maintained by slaveholders and those subject to the "peculiar institution" of by:   Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball is an impressive book, demonstrating years of research, interviews and exploration.

Ball, the descendent of a family that was very wealthy in South Carolina, is looking Slaves in the family book the many lines in his family. The White people who came from England and often married other early settlers in the colonial days.4/5.

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 Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This book was most fascinating to read. It is meticulously crafted based on records kept in the family. Ball traces his ancestors' slaveholding roots up to the present day, where he reunites families and stories, shedding light on the real relationships maintained by slaveholders and those subject to the "peculiar institution" of slavery/5(40).

A journalist's exhaustively researched, intensely personal quest confronts the legacy of slavery connecting his South Carolina family and the people they enslaved. Ball's mission, in reckoning with a past for which he feels accountable, if not responsible, is twofold: explore the story of his white slave-owning ancestors and seek out descendants of the people they bought and sold.

The Ball family hails from South Carolina―Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between andclose 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. In the Ball family, the tale of Wambaw Elias and his slaves passed as a children's story. In my childhood, our family lived in various small towns and cities in the South. Dad was an Episcopal priest, so the houses we lived in belonged to the church, and my parents owned a single car.

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Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Get this from a library. Slaves in the family. [Edward Ball] -- 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. The book is an account of the author's family origins, dating back to when they first arrived in America. It also outlines the lineage of the slaves long ago owned by his ancestors.

Ball follows the stories of these people over many years as the families : Edward Ball. His book titled The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, was published in He reasoned that if Moynihan was right, then there should have been a prevalence of woman-headed households during slavery and in the years immediately following emancipation.

National Book Award-winner, Slaves in the Family, is one of the best nonfiction books I have read in the past ten years. Edward Ball comes from a very prominent family of plantation owners in the Charleston Low Country.

The patriarch, Elias Ball, immigrates to the colonies in the late ' by: Edward Ball talked about his book, Slaves in the examines the family histories of the slaves owned by his family on plantations in South family owned over 25 rice. 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.

History, journey, discovery 'Slaves in the Family' by Edward Ball. Web posted on: Thursday, Novem PM EST (CNN) -- Between. Slaves in the Family Book Summary and Study Guide. Ball searches and finds the legacy of his family's past in the form of dozens of descendants of the slaves who worked and lived on the plantations once owned by his namesakes.

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In the Ball family, the tale of Wambaw Elias and his slaves passed as a children's story. Use of this excerpt from Slaves In The Family by Edward Ball may be made only for purposes of promoting the book, with no changes, editing or additions whatsoever, and must be accompanied by the following copyright notice: copyright (c) by Edward Ball.Slaves in the Family (Book): Ball, Edward: "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. Slaves in the Family is a book about the author's family, slaveowners in South Carolina for years.

It recounts the author's search for and meetings with African Americans whose ancestors his.