James DeWold became America's second wealthiest man of the time from his family's involvement in the slave trade between 1769 and 1820, according to an article in the digital Seattle Times by Will Weissert.
The article presents a captivating relationship between James and his modern-day descendants, as well as between the U.S. (specifically Rhode Island), Cuba, and Ghana--the so-called "Slave Triangle." But read the article with caution. It presents some statistics and emotions you may not have encountered before.
You can read the entire article at http://tinyurl.com/yco2bv6.