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The Sweet Hell Inside: The Rise of an Elite Black Family in the Segregated South by Ball, Edward
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The Sweet Hell Inside: The Rise of an Elite Black Family in the Segregated South

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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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ball, Edward
Published: 11/05/2002
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 9780060505905
Pages: 432
Weight: 0.77lbs
Size: 7.99h x 5.32w x 1.07d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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