Edward Ball


Born
in Savannah, Georgia, The United States
January 01, 1958


Edward Ball was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1958, grew up in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. He finished high school in New Orleans and attended Brown University, graduating in 1982 with a B.A. in Semiotics.

He received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1984, and afterwards moved to New York City, where he worked as a freelance art critic, writing about film, art, architecture, and books for several magazines. For several years, he wrote for The Village Voice, a weekly with a circulation of 450,000.

In 1993, he began to research his family legacy as slave owners in South Carolina, an investigation that resulted in a half-hour National Public Radio documentary, "The Other History," which was awarded, in 1994, Bes
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Slaves in the Family

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The Sweet Hell Inside: The ...

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What I Learned in the Stree...

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Ball's Manual of Gretsch Gu...

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In Search of True Wisdom: E...

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“stepped into the witness box to be examined. The defense wanted jurors who empathized with Muybridge—a married man who had a runaway wife, on the one hand, and a man who confronted a sexual rival, on the other.”
Edward Ball, The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

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