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Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy As the Largest Slave Trading Dynasty in US History


Inheriting the Trade by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Inheriting the Trade brings the sordid past alive and seems even more real because it takes place in the town where I live, Bristol, RI. The DeWolf family and their many descendants still live here today. This well-written book traces the story and brings to light how things used to be and the legacies they leave for future generations to grapple with. A great book if you are unfamiliar with this story or are visiting Bristol and want some excellent history about this particularly dark time in our town.

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