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

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INHERITING THE TRADE
A NORTHERN FAMILY CONFRONTS ITS LEGACY
AS THE LARGEST SLAVE-TRADING DYNASTY IN U.S. HISTORY

THOMAS NORMAN DEWOLF

BEACON PRESS, BOSTON

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter 1 - Growing Up White 1
  • Chapter 2 - "Frail Limb’D, Well Fed, and Speaks Good English" 12
  • Chapter 3 - "So Let All Thine Enemies Perish, O Lord!" 30
  • Chapter 4 - The Great Folks 39
  • Chapter 5 - "I Tremble for My Country…" 55
  • Chapter 6 - Akwaaba 71
  • Chapter 7 - "Under a Patchwork of Scars" 91
  • Chapter 8 - The Door of No Return 110
  • Chapter 9 - "I Have to Do It Every Day" 121
  • Chapter 10 - Gye Nyame 132
  • Chapter 11 - The Middle Passage 146
  • Chapter 12 - La Habana 155
  • Chapter 13 - "Our Nice Protestant Selves" 169
  • Chapter 14 - Arca de Noé 182
  • Chapter 15 - In the Fishbowl 197
  • Chapter 16 - My Harvard Education 209
  • Chapter 17 - Repairing the Breach 219
  • Chapter 18 - Sankofa 230
  • Afterword 241
  • Acknowledgments 252
  • Notes 257
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