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Traces of the Trade

A Story From the Deep North
(DVD - 2008)
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Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery-- her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also navigating their way through the minefield of contemporary race relations.
Title: Traces of the trade
a story from the deep North
[videorecording]
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c2008
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (86 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Ebb Pod Productions ; directed, produced & written by Katrina Browne ; co-directed, edited & written by Alla Kovgan ; co-director & executive producer, Jude Ray ; co-producer & executive producer, Elizabeth Delude-Dix ; co-producer, Juanita Brown
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Includes abridged 51 min. version of the film
Summary: Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery-- her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also navigating their way through the minefield of contemporary race relations.
Branch Call Number: DVD 303.362 TRACES
Credits: Photography, Liz Dory ; music, Roger C. Miller.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed captioned (feature version)
Subject Headings: Slave traders New Engand Biography Slave traders Rhode Island Biography United States Race relations History Reparations for historical injustices Civil rights movements Slavery United States History Families United States History Slave trade Cuba History Slave trade Africa, West History Slave trade New England History Slave trade Rhode Island History Cape Coast Castle (Cape Coast, Ghana) Elmina Castle (Elmina, Ghana) De Wolf family DeWolf, Charles, 1695- Family
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Spanish language edition
Slave traders
Slave traders
Reparations for historical injustices
Civil rights movements
Slavery
Families
Slave trade
Slave trade
Slave trade
Slave trade
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This is a documentary about the DeWolf family which made enormous sums of money in the African slave trade in the 18th century. The modern descendants of the family travel across the Atlantic to understand their family’s responsibility for slavery.

A courageous woman examines the implications of her family’s slave holding past. You can't get this one on Netflix, but it is available at the Multnomah County Library!

This film is not available on Netflix. A courageous woman examines the implications of her family's slave holding past. This film debunks the myth that the North was not profoundly and intricately involved in slavery.


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