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  “His conclusions will be controversial, but DeWolf’s intimate confrontation with white America’s ‘unearned privilege’ sears the conscience."

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Read reviews of Tom DeWolf's Inheriting the Trade.

September 1, 2008, The Working Waterfront (Maine), review by David Platt.

June 10, 2008, review by Kam Williams at News Blaze.

March 3, 2008, review of the audio book version of Inheriting The Trade by Publisher's Weekly.

March 1, 2008, review of the audio book version of Inheriting the Trade by Sue Rosenzweig at Encyclopedia.com.

Spring 2008, review by Anne Stewart in At the Crossroads: An Occasional Newsletter for Anti-Racist Organizers

February 19, 2008, Christian Science Monitor, "An Honest Look at a Slave-Trading Family's Past" by Marjorie Kehe

February 18, 2008, America, "A Shameful Heritage," by Mary Donnarumma Sharnick

February 10, 2008, The Oregonian,Heir to slave-trade fortune confronts the family's legacy in eye-opening narrative” by Katie Schneider

February 3, 2008, Luther Spoehr for the Providence Journal,The DeWolfs confront their past

January 15, 2008, review by Library Journal

December 15, 2007, review from Kirkus Reviews

October 22, 2007, review from Publisher's Weekly.

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