Title Profile & Character Information

Slaves in the Family

Annotation
Former Village Voice columnist Edward Ball takes readers on an unprecedented journey into his family's slave-owning past, telling the story of black and white families who lived side by side for five generations--and a tale of everyday Americans confronting their vexed inheritance together. Photos.

Awards
1998  National Book Awards
1998  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
1999  Ambassador Book Awards

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
Biography
Autobiography
TopicsGenealogy
Ball family
African Americans
Slavery
Slaveholders
Plantation life
Race relations
SettingSouth Carolina