Thursday, August 20, 2009

Virtual Author Tour for Inheriting the Trade

When I think of book blogs and websites, I think of the content as spontaneous, created on the spot for the moment. I should shelve that idea. These sites are now established and somewhat planned, as evidenced by Thomas DeWolf's virtual author tour to support his book Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. A look at his website shows a schedule for interviews and other events to be posted on website, such as Bookzillion, Powell's eNewsletter, and Library Thing. He is tireless in his effort to address our country's racial past and present.

We will be reading DeWolf's book at Thomas Ford this fall, too. Our book discussion group is focusing on it at our October 7 meeting, and our film discussion group will be viewing his cousin Katrina Browne's Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North on October 30. Anyone in the area is welcome to come.

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