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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 familys 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.”

About the Author

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 Voice. He lives in Connecticut and teaches writing at Yale University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374534455
Author:
Ball, Edward
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 Pages of Black-and-White Illustration
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.97 lb

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » World History » General

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