Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading

Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading

by Thomas Norman DeWolf
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807072929
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,284,125
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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