Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History (2008, Beacon Press; Tom’s first book of his experiences in making Traces of the Trade):

“Tom DeWolf’s deeply personal story, of his own journey as well as his family’s, is required reading for anyone interested in reconciliation. Healing from our historic wounds, that continue to separate us, requires us to walk this road together.”

— Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights leader, NAACP chair emeritus, author of The Autobiography of Medgar EversWatch Me Fly and For Us The Living

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