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African American:Slavery

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Fifty Years in Chains, Charles Ball

1 Fifty Years in Chains
Charles Ball
352 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications
Charles Ball's simply stated verbal account of the shocking events in his life provides gripping details of southern slavery before the Civil War. The manner in which he was treated by planters and slaveholders in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia; the conditions and treatment of other slaves; observations on the state of morals among cotton planters; and the perils and sufferings of fugitive slaves are all covered. Unabridged republication of the 1837 edition of Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, written by Isaac Fisher. Introduction by Philip S. Foner.
Price: 12.95 USD



2 Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies
David H. Streets
(1986), 2008, 8x11, paper, 92 pp, Heritage Books
This excellent research guide provides a very clear discussion of slave genealogy with emphasis on the non-plantation slaves, and vividly demonstrates-with three case studies drawn from the records of Wayne County, Kentucky-the research methods and types of analysis that must be employed, and the importance of researching both owners and slaves. The text is carefully documented. The case studies are supported by various charts and diagrams, and numerous extracts from original sources which clearly illustrate the methodology and major types of records used. Any genealogist will find this volume fascinating and informative reading.
Price: 19.50 USD


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