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Book by Vinita Moch Ricks Digs Deep into the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The author hopes to engage readers into an honest conversation on the slave trade.

Matteson, Illinois USA – WEBWIRE

A timely, thought-provoking read to help address the historical beginning of many contemporary issues related to wealth (credit), race and the environment.

While in college, Vinita Moch Ricks studied the history of slavery in America, the WHAT but never anything about the slave trade, which brought countless enslaved Africans to the other side of the Atlantic. Only after reading the book “The Slave Trade” (1999) by British historian Hugh Thomas did she learn more about how it happened.
Reading this 800–page book provided the opportunity to thoroughly research this issue adding the perspective of a college professor of the Social Sciences –and descendant of slaves. She authored the book “Through the Lens of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” (Honoring the Heart Publishing Company, 2013).
In her book, the author focuses on the slave trade “not to increase the guilt of Whites or to increase the shame of black” but to “make sure that everybody understands what actually happened.”  She intends to raise awareness of the transatlantic slave trade by bringing it out of the shadows and into focus, “so that the world can see one human race, without any one being inferior or superior to the other.”
“I am not seeking to ‘fix the blame’ for all that is right or wrong with contemporary life. I present this reality so that we can actively find solutions and address burning issues, which, like the Slave Trade, are hidden from view and difficult to pinpoint.”
Vinita Moch Ricks’ “Through the Lens of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” is available at, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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Through the Lens of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Written by Vinita Moch Ricks
Published by Honoring the Heart Publishing Company
Published date: August 1, 2013
Paperback price: $14.95 + S&H
About the Author
In her first 30-year career, Vinita Moch Ricks was a college professor of Psychology and the Social Sciences at Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago. After she retired, she read Hugh Thomas’ “The Slave Trade.” She started to travel, read and research this fascinating subject. She has travelled to twenty-five countries on five continents. She has lived in Italy and Belize. During her travels, she has investigated many aspects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She has not retired her traveling shoes. Her book, “Through the Lens of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” was published in 2013. She received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, School of Education & Social Policy in Learning to Learn (Educational Psychology). She received an M. A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in the Social Sciences and a B. A. in Psychology and Political Science from Indiana University. She is a life-long learner.

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