Fifty Years in Chains

By: Charles Ball

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Book Details: 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.
352 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


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Charles Ball's simply stated verbal account of the shocking events in his life provides gripping details of Southern slavery before the Civil War. His recollections and observations encompass the manner in which he was treated by planters and slaveholders in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia; the conditions and treatment of other slaves; the state of morals among cotton planters; and the perils and suffering of fugitive slaves.
One of the earliest and most important slave narratives, this account provides a valuable primary source on early nineteenth-century Southern plantation life. An inspiring story of courage and perseverance, it is essential reading for students of American history and African-American studies.

Title: Fifty Years in Chains

Author: Charles Ball

Categories: Slavery,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486430960

ISBN Number 13: 9780486430966

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 352 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 430960