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Slaves in the Family (Ballantine Reader"s Circle)

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Slavery & emancipation,
  • Social history,
  • South Carolina,
  • People of Color,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Slaves,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Plantation life,
  • Cultural Heritage,
  • Slavery,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Historical,
  • General,
  • Charleston Region,
  • Slaveholders

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages544
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9769628M
    ISBN 100345431057
    ISBN 109780345431059


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Slaves in the Family (Ballantine Reader"s Circle) by Edward Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Ball, the descendent of a family that was very wealthy in South Carolina, is looking at 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. Edward Ball is the author of four works of nonfiction, including Slaves in the Family.

Born and raised in the South, he attended Brown University and received his MFA from the University of Iowa before coming to New York and working as an art critic for The Village : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Edward Ball is the author of four works of nonfiction, including Slaves in the Family. Born and raised in the South, he Slaves in the Family book Brown University and received his MFA from the University of Iowa before coming to New York and working as an art critic for The Village Voice/5(40).

In Slaves in the Family,Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his Slaves in the Family book 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 complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'”.

Slaves in the Family] is not only honest in its scrupulous reporting but also personal narrative at its finest.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Outside Faulkner, it will be hard to find a more poignant, powerful account of a white man struggling with his and his nation's past.”Cited by: The former Village Voice columnist displays his journalistic moxie wading through the voluminous written record (10, pages of family papers spanning four centuries, National Archives documents, census reports, and more) to flesh out the family character and track down slave descendants.

Slaves in the Family is a biographical historical account written by Edward Ball, published in Author: Edward Ball. 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. What he adds to the story are the kinds of things that blacks had known all along, but whites denied. In this way, Slaves in the Family is an initiation, for Ball and for other whites, into a fuller story of slavery and into a worldview and consciousness of the past held by blacks.

A descendent of plantation owners, Mr. Ball's book Slaves Slaves in the Family book the Family is the result of extensive research into family archives and historical sources. [10/] [Humanities] [Show ID: ].

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Slaves In The Family. Do you know of a history of slavery in your own family, and if so, would you do as Edward Ball has and try to contact. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Slaves in the Family Edward Ball traces his past back to the large South Carolina rice plantations once controlled by family patriarchs and worked by hundreds of enslaved Africans over more than years.

InBall published Slaves in the Family, a history of his slave-holding ancestors around Charleston, S.C., and the slave families they owned. Gordon S Wood reviews following books: Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal; An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America by Henry Wiencek.

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But it is also a large omnium gatherum of enchanting fireside anecdotes, secrets teased out of reluctant fragments from the 4/5(12). The story of his slave-owning family, part of the weave of his childhood, was a mystery he could only partly decipher. With the gift of the book, Dad seemed to be saying that the plantations were.

Slaves in the Family (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, ) — An investigation of years of slave ownership by the author's family in South Carolina, and the stories of ten African American families whom the author's ancestors : Non-fiction.

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. By Maria I. Diedrich. Dec. 2, The book's first 10 chapters familiarize us with the history of the white Grimkés, a powerful slaveholding family from Charleston, S.C. Reviews of the Slaves in the Family Thus far about the guide we have Slaves in the Family PDF opinions users are yet to still eventually left their own overview of the sport, or not see clearly yet.

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It examines the family histories of the slaves owned by his family on plantations in South Carolina. The family owned over 25 rice. In SLAVES IN THE FAMILY, an epic, yet deeply intimate tale encompassing over two hundred and fifty years of history, Edward Ball weaves together the stories of.

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 experience.

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 Pages: Find books like Slaves in the Family from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked Slaves in the Family also liked: Growing. Edward Ball won the National Book Award for non-fiction in for his book Slaves in the Family. Ball's ancestors controlled many rice plantations and enslaved over 4, African Americans over. 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, slaves/5(20).

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It is. Teacher’s Note. To prepare to teach the WPA narratives on family life under slavery, first read Professor Heather Andrea Williams’s essay “How Slavery Affected African American Families” in Freedom’s Story from the National Humanities Center. Professor Williams notes that although most enslaved men and women formed families, these families were always vulnerable.

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[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. 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(31).

11 The Slave Family A View from the Slave Narratives Stephen Crawford The slave narrative collections of the Work Projects Administration and Fisk University contain over 2, interviews with aged ex-slaves taken primarily in the late gh the interviews were largely unstructured and varyCited by: 4.

Ball ends his book by returning to American slavery's beginnings on the coast of West Africa, to Bunce Island, where Priscilla was held before being shipped to South Carolina in ''I came from a family of slave buyers,'' he writes.

''In Congo, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone lived the heirs of slave sellers. 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.

Slaves in the Family is Ball's first book. Ball recently spoke with Atlantic Unbound 's Katie Bacon. Discuss this interview in the Community & Society forum of Post & Riposte.

Her new book, “The Last Pdf My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State” (Tim Duggan Books), out now, tells the story of how she and her family Author: Stefanie Cohen.The treaty did ban the future purchase of slaves, but did nothing to free the nearly people in bondage.

An letter written by Detroit merchant John R. Williams, descendant of the slaveholding Campau family on his mother’s side, revealed how deeply entrenched slavery was in .'Slaves in the Family' A warrior ebook scholar's clothing.

"Near the end of my book, I describe going to West Africa to talk to slave traders and invite West Africans to reckon with their part in.