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Author Ball, Edward, 1959-

Title The sweet hell inside : a family history / Edward Ball.

Publication Info. New York : William Morrow, [2001]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  975.7 BAL    AVAILABLE
 Mineral-Gold PL Stacks - MGPG-2  975.7 Bal    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  975.7915 BAL    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Adult Non-Fiction - PRGG-2  975.7915 BAL    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  B HARLESTON    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  975.7915 BAL    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 384 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-371) and index.
Summary Recounts the lives of the Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave who cast off their blemished roots and achieved affluence in part through a surprisingly successful funeral parlor business. Their wealth afforded the Harlestons the comfort of chauffeurs, tailored clothes, and servants whose skin was darker than theirs. It also launched the family into a generation of glory as painters, performers, and photographers in the "high yellow" society of America's colored upper class. The Harlestons' remarkable 100-year journey spans the waning days of Reconstruction, the precious art world of the early 1900s, the back alleys of the Jazz Age, and the dawn of the civil rights movement.--From publisher description.
Subject Harleston family.
African American families -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- Biography.
Interracial marriage -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- History.
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- Biography.
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- Biography.
Slaveholders -- South Carolina -- Charleston Region -- Biography.
African American families -- Biography.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography.
Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Biography.
Charleston Region (S.C.) -- Race relations.
ISBN 068816840X (acid-free paper)

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