The author of the bestselling "Slaves in the Family" returns with a panoramic story of one "colored elite" family who rose from the ashes of the Civil War to create an American cultural dynasty. 16-page photo insert.The author of the bestselling "Slaves in the Family" returns with a panoramic story of one "colored elite" family who rose from the ashes of the Civil War to create an American cultural dynasty. 16-page photo insert.Read Less
Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xv, 384 pp.,  pp. of plates, illus., bib. notes, index; 25 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. A sequel to the author's Slaves in the Family. "From National Book Award winner Edward Ball comes The Sweet Hell Inside, the story of the fascinating Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave, who cast off their blemished roots and prospered despite racial barriers. Enhanced by recollections from the family's archivist, eighty-four-year-old Edwina Harleston Whitlock--whose bloodline the author shares. The Sweet Hell Inside features a celebrated portrait artist whose subjects included industrialist Pierre du Pont; a black classical composer in the Lost Generation of 1920s Paris; and an orphanage founder who created the famous Jenkins Orphanage Band, a definitive force in the development of ragtime and jazz. With evocative and engrossing storytelling, Edward Ball introduces a cast of historical characters rarely seen before: cultured, vain, imperfect, rich, and black--a family of eccentrics who defied social convention and flourished. / Edward Ball was born in Georgia, raised in the South, and worked in New York as an art critic. His first book, Slaves in the Family, told the story of his search for the descendants of his ancestors' slaves. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife, Elizabeth."-Publisher.
Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 2nd printing. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to bottom of spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. By the author of 'Slaves in the Family' and 'Peninsula of Lies'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
[0-688-16840-X] , 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. 384pp. Genealogy, photographs, illustrations, notes, index. Book about Harleston Family. Locale: Charleston; South Carolina; United States. (History--United States, African-Americans, Black Studies, Family History, Interracial Marriage, Race Relations)
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Mylared. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 400pp. Index. Stated First Edition. First Printing (complete number line). Blue boards with silver lettering to spine. With personal recollections by Edwina Harleston Whitlock. Signed by Edward ball in black ink on title page; no inscription. Through a history of several generations of one family, the Harlestons (to whom the author is related), the author of SLAVES IN THE FAMILY chronicles the period from the Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era. He traces the beginnings of the line from a relationship between white slave owner William Harleston and Kate Wilson, one of his slaves, and charts their success in business and the arts. Pages are clean (no writing, underlining, or highlighting). Binding is tight with no cracks or breaks. Binding is slightly cocked. Boards are lightly scuffed and have some light denting to edges, light bumping to head/heel of spine. Unclipped pictorial DJ has some light rubbing to corners. Looks nice in protective mylar covering. This is not a remainder or ex-library. No previous owner markings. Very nice copy.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 9&1/2" by 6" Signed by Author(s) Biography of the Harleston family of Charleston, South Carolina. Dark blue binding with silver title, clean and tight, signed by author on title page, 384 pages, photo illustrations, small scrap on cover; jacket is clean, slight edge wear.
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