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Slaves in the Family
Slaves in the Family
 
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 1998
Pages: 504
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 374265828

Product Code: 788198319

Description
 
Edward Ball (au). The story of one manís exploration of his familyís slave-owning past & his search for the descendants of the people his ancestors kept as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from England to Charleston, SC, to take possession of his plantation & 20 slaves: his inheritance.  Elias & his progeny built an Amer. dynasty that lasted for 6 generations, acquiring more than 20 plantations, selling rice, & enslaving close to 4,000 Africans until 1865, when Union troops arrived & forced emancipation. Edward Ball, Eliasí descendant, tells the story of B&W families who have lived side by side through 300 years, a tale of everyday people who face their vexed inheritance together. Photographs.

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