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The Sweet Hell Inside: The Rise of an Elite Black Family in the Segregated South Edward Ball 9780060505905 Harper Perennial - książka

    

The Sweet Hell Inside: The Rise of an Elite Black Family in the Segregated South

From National Book Award winner Edward Ball comes The Sweet Hell Inside, the story of the fascinating Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave, who cast off their blemished roots and prospered despite racial barriers. Enhanced by recollections from the family's archivist, eighty-four-year-old Edwina Harleston Whitlock -- whose bloodline the author shares. The Sweet Hell Inside features a celebrated portrait artist whose subjects included industrialist Pierre du Pont; a black classical composer in the Lost Generation of 1920s Paris; and an orphanage founder who created the famous Jenkins Orphanage Band, a definitive force in the development of ragtime and jazz.

With evocative and engrossing storytelling, Edward Ball introduces a cast of historical characters rarely seen before: cultured, vain, imperfect, rich, and black -- a family of eccentrics who defied social convention and flourished.



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The Sweet Hell Inside: The Rise of an Elite Black Family in the Segregated South
Kategorie: Literatura faktu
Kategorie BISAC:
Biography & Autobiography > People of Color
Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
History > United States - 19th Century
Wydawca: Harper Perennial
Język: Angielski
ISBN-13: 9780060505905
Rok wydania: 2002
Ilość stron: 432
Waga: 0.35 kg
Wymiary: 20.29 x 13.51 x 2.72 cm
Oprawa: Miękka
Wolumenów: 01
Dodatkowe informacje:Wydanie ilustrowane
Ball, Edward Edward Ball was born in Savannah, Georgia, graduat... więcej >




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