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Fifty Years in Chains

by Ball, Charles
Publisher: Dover Publications
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Summer 2004
ISBN: 0486430960

This book is a reprint of the early slave narrative of 1837, Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man. The Ball memoir is an early source for first hand information about plantation life and an example of antebellum abolitionist literature.

review of Fifty Years in Chains, by Ball, Charles, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2004).