Inheriting the Trade

A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BL268
Released: Jan 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423350644
Narrator/s: Thomas Norman DeWolf
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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After Thomas DeWolf and his cousin, Katrina Browne, learned about their familys history of slave-trading, Browne produced and directed a documentary feature film in which she, Tom, and eight other family members retraced the steps of their ancestors and uncovered the hidden history of New England and the other northern states. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

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Product Number EB00185184
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807072929

Professional reviews

"When a cousin decided to make a documentary about the DeWolf family's slave-trading past, Thomas Norman DeWolf joined several family members on a journey to retrace the routes of his family's slave ships from Ghana to Cuba and the United States. DeWolf's voice reflects his admitted na•vetŽ--at times too much so--as he discusses his growing awareness and shame over ancestor James DeWolf's role in the Triangle Trade. The author's descriptions of the places and history he discovered along the journey are powerful, and the topic is both compelling and important. However, the personal angle--the making of the documentary and the family discussions--distracts at times from the listener's understanding of and coming to terms with the horrors of the slave trade. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"