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Slaves in the Family

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Edward Ball tells the story of southern slavery through tracking the history of the Balls, prominent landowners, rice-planters, one or two of them slave traders, and big slave owners in a southern family in dispersal and decline.

In 1698, a planter named Elias Ball arrived in South Carolina from Devon, England, to claim an inheritance to one half of a plantation. By 1865, the Ball family of South Carolina owned over a dozen plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston. The crop was Carolina Gold - rice. The empire was grown with seeds from Madagascar and slave labour purchased on the Charleston Docks. By the time the civil war ended, nearly 4,000 people had been enslaved by the Balls. Descendants of the Ball slaves may number as high as 11,000 today.

Item details

Author(s):
Ball Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670881066
ISBN-13:
9780670881062
Number of pages:
504
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
Slaves in the Family

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Edward Ball tells the story of southern slavery through tracking the history of the Balls, prominent landowners, rice-planters, one or two of them slave traders, and big slave owners in a southern family in dispersal and decline.

In 1698, a planter named Elias Ball arrived in South Carolina from Devon, England, to claim an inheritance to one half of a plantation. By 1865, the Ball family of South Carolina owned over a dozen plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston. The crop was Carolina Gold - rice. The empire was grown with seeds from Madagascar and slave labour purchased on the Charleston Docks. By the time the civil war ended, nearly 4,000 people had been enslaved by the Balls. Descendants of the Ball slaves may number as high as 11,000 today.

Author(s):
Ball Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670881066
ISBN-13:
9780670881062
Number of pages:
504
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
Slaves in the Family

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