Yvor's Reviews > Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History

Inheriting the Trade by Thomas Norman DeWolf
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Apr 13, 08

really liked it
Recommended to Yvor by: radio interview
Recommended for: family, friends, most Americans
Read in April, 2008

This is an instructive and inspiring exploration of race and attitudes towards race in America. The book approaches this subject through the experience of one family, the DeWolfs, the most prominent slave trading family in the United States, and 10 of their current day descendants who revisit their roots in Bristol, RI and Ghana and Cuba. This book is well-written, often entertaining and provacative. I would commend it to many individuals--family and friends.

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