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Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Heidi Scanlon - Goodreads

Slaves in the Family is the product of research by Edward Ball whose ancestors were important slave owners from the state of South Carolina. He researched his white ancestors, descendants of the ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Aubrey - Goodreads

Such an interesting book. Ball did a tremendous amount of research and has truly blessed the lives of so many by providing the family history that he has access to. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Tracy St Claire - Goodreads

This is a must read for genealogists with southern roots from slave-owning families. The records from plantations can reveal both legitimate and slave children within a the family, and uncover family ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I found this book very interesting and quite moving. In it the author, a member of an old plantation-owning family established in South Carolina since before the Revolution, sets out to trace the ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I abandoned it. It was for a book group and wasn't happening. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Julied - Goodreads

Interesting. A bit convoluted in the approach. Sometime explaining the genealogy, then in the present, back to historical timeline maybe with the same family or it could be an entirely different branch. I found it a bit laborious to read. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Jacquie - Goodreads

National Book Award recipient, this readable history follows Edward Ball while he searches through his family tree, finding parts of his family he didn't know existed. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Wonderful story...I read a while back. Certainly worth the read. Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Pmandell - Goodreads

This is a very long description of Mr. Ball's family tree. The fact that he searches for the African American people who populate that tree is admirable. The history of his family is interesting and ... Read full review

Review: Slaves in the Family

User Review  - Laura Beal - Goodreads

This was a difficult read at times because it got a bit hard to follow but it is a very good true account of one family before during and after the Civil War. Read full review


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