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Slaves in the family

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7.8 - AR Pts: 31
Description

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author

The Ball family hails from South Carolina--Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. 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 complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word 'family.'"

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ISBN:
9780374534455
9780345431059
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.8, 31 Points
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Grouping Title slaves in the family
Grouping Author ball edward
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-16 06:06:37AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-17 04:30:51AM

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subject_facet African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History, Ball family, Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Biography, Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Race relations, Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History, Slaveholders -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Slaveholders -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History, Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History
title_display Slaves in the family
title_full Slaves in the family / Edward Ball
title_short Slaves in the family
topic_facet African Americans, Ball family, History, Plantation life, Race relations, Slaveholders, Slaves