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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington 975.7915 BAL (Text) 32572000140681 CVBPLC Adult Nonfiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [13057] ISLM F279 .C453 A2 1999 (Text) 00000105818801 Talking Books Large Type Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library LP 975.7 BAL (Text) 30477000569156 Adult: Large Print Nonfiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 975.7 BALL (Text) 39231024975217 Large Print Collection Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster LP 929.2 Bal (Text) 72436000026679 Large Print Books Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 975.7 BAL LARGE PRINT (Text) 50577010462790 Adult Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783886284 (lg. print : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780783886282 (lg. print : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: 843 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999.

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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 771-834).
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Ball family.
Plantation life > South Carolina > Charleston Region > History.
Slaves > South Carolina > Charleston Region > History.
Slaveholders > South Carolina > Charleston Region > History.
Charleston Region (S.C.) > Race relations.
African Americans > South Carolina > Charleston Region > History.
Charleston Region (S.C.) > Biography.
Large type books.

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