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Inheriting the Trade A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy As the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U. S. History

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ISBN-10: 0807072826

ISBN-13: 9780807072820

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thomas Norman DeWolf, Thomas Norman Dewolf

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A trailblazing memoir about one familys 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 United States history, responsible for transporting at least 10,000 Africans. His ancestor, U.S. senator James DeWolf of Bristol, Rhode Island, continued in the trade after it was outlawed, dying the second-richest man in America in 1837. Thomas DeWolf's cousin Katrina Browne produced and directed the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which follows her, Thomas, and eight other family members as they retrace their ancestors'steps through the notorious…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Thomas Norman DeWolf was born in California and educated at the University of Oregon. He served as city councilor, county commissioner, and for nine years on the Oregon Arts Commission. His years of public service focused on literacy, children's issues, and restorative justice. A member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, he lives with his wife in Oregon.

Family Tree
Growing Up White
"Frail limb'd, well fed, and speaks good English"
"So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord!"
The Great Folks
"I tremble for my country..."
"Under a Patchwork of Scars"
The Door of No Return
"I have to do it every day"
Gye Nyame
The Middle Passage
La Habana
"Our Nice Protestant Selves"
Arca de Noe
In the Fishbowl
My Harvard Education
Repairing the Breach