This book is a history including stories describing the lives of the thousands of African and Indian slaves who labored in the rice and cotton fields of Edward Ball's families' many plantations for over 150 years enabling the Ball family to rise from English peasantry to wealth.
Slaves in the family DB46018
Reading time: 22 hours, 47 minutes.
Read by Robert Sams.
A history of a South Carolina homestead from 1698 to 1865, told through interviews with descendants of plantation slaves. Inspired by a family reunion to learn about the past, the author traveled across the United States and to Africa. Among the timeworn recollections are portrayals of slaves and slaveholders working side by side over generations. Bestseller.