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Making freedom : the extraordinary life of Venture Smith

Author: Chandler B Saint; George A Krimsky
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2009]. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first in depth exploration of the life of Venture Smith (1728-1805), a New England slave who was sold into bondage as a boy in Africa and labored for nearly a quarter century before purchasing his own freedom and transforming himself into a highly respected American citizen. Drawing on years of research and documentation, including Venture Smith's rare personal autobiography, the authors recount the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Smith, Venture
Biography
History
Named Person: Venture Smith; Venture Smith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chandler B Saint; George A Krimsky
ISBN: 9780819568540 0819568546
OCLC Number: 227929402
Notes: Includes facsimile of the 1798 narrative (pages 113-144).
Description: xiii, 186 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The early years --
The crucible years --
The transitional years --
The final years.
Responsibility: Chandler B. Saint & George A. Krimsky.
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Offers an exploration of the life of Venture Smith (1728-1805), a New England slave who was sold into bondage as a boy in Africa and labored for nearly a quarter-century before purchasing his own  Read more...

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"The life of Venture Smith is the American story: African-American history is American history, made by Americans in America." - from the foreword by James O. Horton, author of Slavery and the Making Read more...

 
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by felix.schuermann (WorldCat user published 2014-01-22) Good Permalink

Generally known as slave narratives, autobiographical accounts of former slaves from North America, England and the Caribbean are extremely valuable for understanding the history of Atlantic Slavery. They give first-hand information about slave experiences and not least they are evidence of the dignity...
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