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Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom

Author: James Brewer Stewart
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Constructs the journey of an eighteenth-century African from enslavement through emancipation.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Venture Smith; Venture Smith; Venture Smith; Venture Smith
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Brewer Stewart
ISBN: 9781558497405 1558497404
OCLC Number: 368048004
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "How I came by my name" / Marilyn Nelson --
A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, --
/ Venture Smith --
pt. I. History. The African background of Venture Smith / Paul E. Lovejoy --
Trust and violence in Atlantic history : the economic worlds of Venture Smith / Robert P. Forbes, David Richardson, and Chandler B. Saint --
Venture Smith and the law of slavery / John Wood Sweet --
"Owned by negro Venture" : land and liberty in the life of Venture Smith / Cameron Blevins --
pt. II. Memory. Venture Smith, one of a kind / Vincent Carretta --
Keeping his word : money, love, and privacy in the narrative of Venture Smith / Anna Mae Duane --
pt. III. Legacy. The genomics perspective on Venture Smith : genetics, ancestry, and the meaning of family / Linda Strausbaugh [and others] --
Venture Smith and philosophical theories of human rights / Anne L. Hiskes --
Venture Smith's gravestone : its maker and his message / Kevin Tulimieri --
"The freedom business" / Marilyn Nelson --
Documenting Venture Smith project time line.
Responsibility: edited by James Brewer Stewart ; foreword by James O. Horton.

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