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  “Holly stares at the whip and a pair of manacles lying in the middle of the table. Her chin quivers. In a quiet voice she says, 'I'm having a hard time looking at these.'”

Inheriting the Trade
 


Bristol Photos

           

These are photographs taken in Bristol, Rhode Island, during the first phase of the family's journey. Bristol was the home of the D'Wolf family and the starting point for their slaving voyages. Here, slaving ships were outfitted and molasses from the trade was turned into rum, much of which was traded in Africa for slaves.

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DeWolf warehouse, built in 1818
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View of Bristol Harbor from DeWolf warehouse

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Juanita and Holly

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Joanne Pope Melish, Ph.D. and Ron Bailey, Ph.D.

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St. Michael's Episcopal Church

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1827 letter written by John DeWolf

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Discussion led by author Edward Ball

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Discussion led by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.

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Linden Place at night

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Garden statue at Linden Place

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Whip and manacles reportedly found at The Mount, the mansion originally built by James DeWolf
 

 

 
   
      Inheriting the Trade, by Thomas Norman DeWolf, is published by Beacon Press. Copyright 2007.