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Slaves in the Family

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  • Slaves in the Family (Penguin Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (1999)
    by Edward Ball

    Slaves in the Family

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    1999
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    512 pages

    ISBN: 0140275797
    ISBN-13: 9780140275797

    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 1698, a planter named Elias Ball arrived in South Carolina from Devon, England, to claim an inheritance to one half of a plantation. By 1865, the Ball family of South Carolina owned over a dozen plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston. The crop was Carolina Gold - rice. The empire was ... Show more

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Reviews of Slaves in the Family

Overall customer rating: 5.000
mary2

Great read

by mary2 on Mar 14, 2008

This book was interesting on many levels. A good review of South Carolina history. Interesting story that progresses well (story drags a little in the history reviews). Great example of family history and the impact it might have on present day individuals. I highly recommend it to anyone interested ... More

Kimberly

Well-written; great read.

by Kimberly on Jun 28, 2007

Edward Ball has a great talent as a writer. This book keeps the readers' interest in the lives of those of whom he writes. I found it fascinating that, thanks to his family's extensive family records, he was able to trace so many slaves back to Africa. He also does a superb job summarizing the history ... More

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