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Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North


51 minutes (educational version) or 86 minutes
Source: California Newsreel

Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendents 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 and the legacy of that history in contemporary race relations.

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