Much of what is said about responding to climate change and the coming climate crisis puts the responsibility on the consumer, on the individual. We're told to buy fluorescent light bulbs, or hybrid cars, or recycled paper, or other products - and that's supposed to somehow save us from massive species extinction. Or we hear about 'carbon trading', a system that will allow the largest polluters to keep polluting at the same level.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of the memoir, Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. He discusses what happened in the summer of 2001 when he and other family members traced the slave trade route of their ancestors, the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading dynasty in early America. who transported 10,000 Africans to America and the Caribbean between 1769 and 1820.