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Slaves in the Family

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    My story

    My name is chiemeka egwu, and i can remember ed coming by and talking to my great grand mother, grandmother and mother and I about our famly stories. The out come of Edwriting this book is that I now no ore about my history and i have an extended family that i love. Since the writing of this book, my great grandmother emily has passed and my grand mother luzena has alzhiemer. with this book i will have a written history of my family to pass along to my childre. Thank you ed for having the courage to write this. It is truelya mustread for everyone.....

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Thank you Mr. Ball

    I've read this book twice and have referred to it several times in the last 10 years while doing my own genealogy research. Being a South Carolinian and decendent of slaves, this book is very dear to me. I appreciate the time and effort Mr. Ball put into this book with all it's wonderful details and illustrations. It helped me better understand plantation family relations, communities and practices thus improving my researching skills.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

    From the mouth of a Harleston

    This book is what is needed for us to move foward together.It helps to foster a greater understanding. However it does not bring closure. That closure requires the ability to forgive which is personal and spiritual in nature.Yet, it stimulates the process if the individual is open to change. Ones heart must be prepared for this book, lest they be consumed by its flames.

    brett harleston

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2005

    A Step Towards Closure:

    If all of America take a brave step as this author has done; then there may just be a closure for blacks & whites on the devastating, horrible issue of slavery. Such a step could likely end the race issues that continue to permeate this country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    Brave Writing

    Balls' ability to face his family's past and at the same time not to carry a guilt trip around with him today is remarkable. Hard to imagine anyone vaguely interested in history would put this book down unfinshed. A complete triumph.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    Way to go, Ball!!

    I thouroughly enjoyed this book; it held my attention for hours on end. Ball's research opened the doors of history and shined light on subjects long since abandoned by every-day historians. I am thankful for his bravery, for without him these mysteries would;ve been forever be unsolved and these people would've been forever forgotten.

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