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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.--From publisher description
Awards note
National Book Award for Non-fiction, 1998.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Edward
Dewey number
975.7/915/0099
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F279.C453
LC item number
A2 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
975.7915 B187s
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ball family
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Slaveholders
  • African Americans
  • Charleston Region (S.C.)
  • Charleston Region (S.C.)
  • African Americans
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-484), 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
Contents
  • Bloodlines
  • "Yours, obediently"
  • A house divided
  • The width of the realm
  • A painter's legacy
  • -- The curse of Buzzard Wing
  • The siege
  • Aftermath
  • The preservation society
  • A reckoning
  • Plantation memories
  • Bunce Island
  • Masters from England
  • The well of tradition
  • Bright Ma
  • A family business
  • Written in the blood
  • The making of a dynasty
  • Sawmill
Control code
ocm37527611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
504 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780965580274
Lccn
97034640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37527611
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-484), 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
Contents
  • Bloodlines
  • "Yours, obediently"
  • A house divided
  • The width of the realm
  • A painter's legacy
  • -- The curse of Buzzard Wing
  • The siege
  • Aftermath
  • The preservation society
  • A reckoning
  • Plantation memories
  • Bunce Island
  • Masters from England
  • The well of tradition
  • Bright Ma
  • A family business
  • Written in the blood
  • The making of a dynasty
  • Sawmill
Control code
ocm37527611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
504 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780965580274
Lccn
97034640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37527611

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