Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Northern Family's Role in the Slave Trade

I don't understand what all the big fuss is about, 150 years or so later the general press, click the title link for Alternet's story, is so excited to share what they have discovered, what we here in the Deep South have always known, that we weren't responsible for the beginning of the slave trade. Granted, some ran with it and profited from it, but it was propagated by Northern industrialists. I feel no sympathy for Ms Katrina Brown's prissy, ivy-league educated, white bitch's trauma as she educated herself about her family's dark history and has now produced Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. I think she should be made to view "Without Sanctuary" all alone, with only herself for company and she should be made to watch that scene in Amistad over and over again until she pukes, like I did when I first saw them. Same goes for her cousin, Thomas Norman DeWolfe and his book Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts It's Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History In my mind they still just don't get it, but I can say this about them...they learned the lessons of their ancestors well and are still out to make a profit from slavery. Reparations? Start with the DeWolfe family! Please!


  1. Hey you. I did it. No more algebra needed. Thanks for your unending encouragement, it really helped. I really appreciate it. HUGS.

  2. Congratulations! See I told you I had a feeling that this would be the time :)Now you can move on to greatness and stop doubting yourself. I look forward to hearing about your travels :)