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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
"Elias [Ball] and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted for six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans and African Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of the Balls' estates to force emancipation." This is "the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his ancestors kept as slaves."--Jacket
Summary
Explores the slave-holding dynasty of Elias Ball, a South Carolina plantation owner, the history of slave uprisings, and the memories of the descendants of those slaves
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
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156613
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
929/.2/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F279.C453
LC item number
A2 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 771-834)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1328797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783886282
Isbn Type
(lg. print : acid-free paper)
Lccn
99014745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40996025
  • (OCoLC)40996025
Label
Slaves in the family, Edward Ball
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 771-834)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1328797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
843 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783886282
Isbn Type
(lg. print : acid-free paper)
Lccn
99014745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40996025
  • (OCoLC)40996025

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