Traces of the Trade

Here on the East Coast of the US, it’s just about time for the premiere of “Traces of the Trade” on PBS. This documentary chronicles the story of a slave-owning family in the Northeast — here in Rhode Island in particular. The notion that slavery was an evil that affected only the South is proven wrong. There are ties between the moral evil of slavery and the Episcopal Church. One member of the DeWolf family was both Bishop of Rhode Island and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Here’s a trailer:

Check out the show, which starts at 10 p.m. here. Your listings may vary.

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