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User Review  - dreplogle - LibraryThing

Absolutely remarkable work, especially in light of the recent South Caroline shootings. This is a highly readable account of the growth of slavery in one man's family. South Carolina, and Charleston ... Read full review

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

A fascinating nonfiction book wherein the author (3 or 4 generations descended from a long-term plantation family in North Carolina) begins the task of tracing all the families that lived on the ... Read full review

SLAVES IN THE FAMILY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

This is the second time I've read this book and I was as pleased with it this time as the first time. This is the story of the author's research into his family's past as slave owners and slave ... Read full review

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

A huge study that tries to map the familial paths taken by the author's ancestors, some of whom were slaves owned by his other ancestors. Ball is descended from an old, formerly very prosperous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clif - LibraryThing

This book is written by a descendant of a South Carolina slave holding family who used his family's records to search for and find many of the living descendants of the slaves who had been owned by ... Read full review

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User Review  - patricia_poland - LibraryThing

Ball tackles the mystery of his South Carolina ancestors' involvement in slavery. Contains some very moving accounts between author and descendants of those slaves. An eye-opener into plantations and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ilive2read - LibraryThing

A brave quest on Ball's part to try and uncover his ancestors' part in the ownership of slaves as well as their mixing of blood lines. He encounters resistance and anger from his living relatives both ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

Ball is a southern writer, and he located the former slaves that lived on his ancestor's plantation, near Charleston, including those that had blood ties to his family. This book is mostly about ... Read full review

SLAVES IN THE FAMILY 4K

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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


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