Inheriting the Trade

A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History
Original Publish Date: Jan 15, 2008
Product Number: EB00185184
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807072929
Publisher: Beacon Press
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A trailblazing memoir about one family's quest to face its slave-trading past, and an urgent call for reconciliation In 2001, Thomas DeWolf discovered that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least ten thousand Africans. This is his memoir of the journey in which ten family members retraced their ancestors' steps through the notorious triangle trade route—from New England to West Africa to Cuba—and uncovered the hidden history of New England and the other northern states. A difficult but necessary examination of the slave trade, racism, and privilege in the United States, Inheriting the Trade is a powerful call for white America to reassess what they have been taught about their own ancestors, about slavery and wealth, and about America both past and present.

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Narrator(s): Thomas Norman DeWolf
Product Number BL268
Released: Jan 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423350644