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Title: Slaves In The Family
Description: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1998, 1st Trade Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 096558027x) Trade Paperback , 6 x 9 x 1 3/8. Book, 1998/Stated 1st Trade Paperback Edition/B & W Photographs/504 Pages.The story of one man s exploration of his family s 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, Elias 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. Great copy! , New.

Keywords: 096558027x

Price: US$ 40.00 Seller: Folded Corner Books
- Book number: 010750


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