28 June 2008

Trace of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Trace of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is a documentary movie by film maker, Katrina Browne. The movie was shown on P.O.V. If you miss it it will likely be in reruns soon enough. It is not a great movie.



Katrina traces her ancestry back to the Bristol, R. I. family of DeWolf, a giant on the slave-trading industry in U.S. History. She and nine fellow descendants explore their family history in Africa, Cuba, and the U.S. They find descendants of the slaves and the story becomes more interesting.



The recent book, Inheriting the Trade by Thomas Norman DeWolf, Katrina's cousin, covers their discoveries and adventures.


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