The Sweet Hell Inside

The Sweet Hell Inside

The Rise of An Elite Black Family in the Segregated South

Book - 2002
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2002, c2001.
Edition: 1st Perennial ed. --
ISBN: 9780060505905
0060505907
Branch Call Number: 975.79150099 Harle-B
Characteristics: xv, 384 p. : ill.

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