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SLAVES IN THE FAMILY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A journalist's exhaustively researched, intensely personal quest confronts the legacy of slavery connecting his South Carolina family and the people they enslaved. Ball's mission, in reckoning with a past for which he feels accountable, if not responsible, is twofold: explore the story of his white slave-owning ancestors and seek out descendants of the people they bought and sold. The former ... Read full review

SLAVES IN THE FAMILY 4K

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In this National Book Award-winning saga, Ball traces his family back to their first arrival on American shores and also traces the lineage of the slaves his ancestors once owned. He follows their ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Patricia dumas - Goodreads

Beautiful. A loving search for good and the not so good. Edward Ball has a love for his family-- and his extended slave family that I have never seen before in a book. I don't know how he will top ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pjpollard - Goodreads

This book was not very well written but the subject matter is fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert B. Miller - Goodreads

I thought this book was very interesting. It tells a story of a man who studies the history of his family who at one time owned a plantation. His family owned slaves. He embarks on a mission to learn ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Demiko Davis-cherry - Goodreads

It so far is slow, but I think its because of all the history he has to share. I am really struggling to get through this one. It seems like a lot of history overload. I shelved it and will revisit it later. Read full review

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User Review  - David Matthias - Goodreads

Makes you think. Read full review

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User Review  - Janice - Goodreads

Wow, true story with detective work to unravel a family's history. So very interesting. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

This seems to be my theme lately. I have been very interested in both family and race recently. I am just starting this one and looking forward to it, I'll give an update when I'm done. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Allen Price - Goodreads

Since I learned of slaves in my family in the 1800s in Virginia, I've wanted to read this book. So far, I learned that it's a wealthy family that valued their free laborers and tried to meet their basic needs. More later Read full review


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