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Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom

James Brewer Stewart

Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom

by James Brewer Stewart

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Published by University of Massachusetts Press in Amherst .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by James Brewer Stewart ; foreword by James O. Horton
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE444.S625 V46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 279 p. :
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24411013M
ISBN 109781558497405
LC Control Number2010003401
OCLC/WorldCa368048004

Smith was born in West Africa in , captured at age 6 and sold as a slave in Rhode Island and then Connecticut. In , he bought his freedom and purchased his family's freedom over the next. Venture Smith: The Legacy. His History: At age six, an enemy tribe attacked Broteer Furro and his village in present-day Guinea. The attackers murdered his father and then kidnapped Broteer and the remaining survivors. Afterwards, they were sold into slavery and brought to New England.

Venture Smith, an African born- slave, born in was brought to the United States when he was eight years old. The nature of his life emphasized slavery's violence and injustice, and the power he gained through his physical strength and his self-discipline. Venture Smith: The Man. Who: Venture Smith was born Broteer Furro in He was the eldest son of a West African Prince and spent his early years in what. would be present-day Guinea. At age six, Broteer was captured by an enemy tribe and sold into slavery and sent to New England.

A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture Smith, a Native of Africa, but Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America. Related by Himself. New London: Printed in Reprinted A. D. , and Published by a Descendant of Venture. Revised and Republished with Traditions by H. M. Selden, Haddam, Conn., By Venture Smith, ? Named “Venture” because he was considered a business venture Took the surname “Smith” in gratitude to Captain Oliver Smith, who permitted him to buy his freedom Smith bought the freedom of his entire family Became a property owner and farmer in Connecticut His autobiography is the first known African-American literary work.


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Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom by James Brewer Stewart Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book originated in the summer ofin the burial ground of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, of East Haddam, Connecticut, where a team of forensic scientists began excavating the graves of two emancipated slaves, Venture Smith (d.

) and his wife, Marget (d. ).Format: Hardcover. This book originated in the summer ofin the burial ground of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, of East Haddam, Connecticut, where a team of forensic scientists began excavating the graves of two emancipated slaves, Venture Smith (d.

) and his wife, Marget (d. This book originated in the summer ofin the burial ground of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, of East Haddam, Connecticut, where a team of forensic scientists began excavating the graves of two emancipated slaves, Venture Smith (d.

) and his wife, Marget (d. Those requesting this remarkable investigation were the Smiths’ direct descendants, members. Venture Smith, from Slavery to Freedom. Facebook. Google+. is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently working on a book entitled The Captive’s Tale: Venture Smith and the Ordeal of the Colonial Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom.

Amherst, MA: University. Venture Smith was a West African who was captured as a boy and sold into slavery in New England.

He eventually purchased his own freedom, the freedom of several other slaves, and in his old age he wrote the earliest autobiography by an African American. Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom Book Description: This book originated in the summer ofin the burial ground of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, of East Haddam, Connecticut, where a team of forensic scientists began excavating the graves of two emancipated slaves, Venture Smith (d.

) and his wife. "A stunning collection. Venture Smith is a very important historical figure; his memoir is the only first-person source that narrates the entire arc of an African American's life from childhood in Africa through enslavement and emancipation to old age in North America.

This volume will serve as a model of how collaborative and cross-disciplinary research can unpack a single documentary source. Get this from a library. Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom. [James Brewer Stewart;] -- The family, determined to honor the bicentennial of their founding ancestor's death by discovering everything possible about his life, opened burial plots in the hope of recovering DNA for.

He landed in Rhode Island and worked through a lifetime of slavery to buy not only his own freedom but the freedom of his wife and children.

Remarkable in his own time for his ambition and physical stature, Venture Smith became history's first man to document both his capture from Africa and life as an American slave.5/5(1).

Legacy --The genomics perspective on Venture Smith: genetics, ancestry, and the meaning of family / Linda Strausbaugh, Joshua Suhl, Craig O'Connor, and Heather Nelson --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. Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom.

University of Massachusetts Press, Project For additional information about this book Access provided at 28 Mar GMT from Scholarly Communication Broteer was the son of a West African prince. He was kidnapped by slave traders and brought to New England in The man who first purchased him as a slave changed Broteer's name to "Venture," which means a way to make e later said that slaveholders might think of him as property and "turn me into cash," but he would never stop fighting for his rights as a human being.

Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom. Edited by James Brewer Stewart. Foreword by James O. Horton. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, c. [xxii], $, ISBN ). Published inA Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself recounted his successful negotiation of the slavery economy and recognition of free labor as the key to a free identity.

In the s, after escaping slavery, Venture Smith achieved success as a farmer and businessman in New England. Hear how researchers are trying.

Frederick Douglass and Venture Smith and Their Quest for FREEDOM. Slavery, a prominent and very controversial issue in the 17th and 18th century, affected the lives of many people. This affected people both directly and indirectly.

Those incarcerated by slavery and their family members were direc. CT: Charles Holt, For a reliable edition of Venture Smith’s Narrative and the latest scholarship about him, see James Brewer Stewart, ed., Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom (University of Massachusetts Press, ).

Venture Smith’s Narrative was first publishedand several editions have been published. Venture Smith, born free in Africa but captured and enslaved at the age of eight, became a figure of mythical proportions in New England, where he was known for his great size and strength.

MIDDLETOWN - The life story of Venture Smith, son of a West African prince abducted into slavery at 6, and who eventually bought his freedom against impossible odds, relays a life of immeasurable.

The work has included conferences, numerous papers, archeological excavations, DNA collection and typing, and to date has produced three books - The Freedom Business by Marilyn Nelson, Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith by Chandler B.

Saint and George A. Krimsky, Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom, edited. About Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut, launched in Septemberis a social studies and language arts resource designed for use in fifth to eighth grades.

ELA. It offers ELA teachers an opportunity to work with two types of non-fiction including Smith’s first person narrative published in   Venture Smith, a Slave, Buys Both his Freedom and Land.

In my family’s possessions I discovered a copy of The Narrative of Venture Smith (Printed in New London in ) Even though the cover was missing and the pages were old and fraying at the edges, it still was very valuable!I gifted it to Chandler B.

Saint and the Beecher House Center for Equal Rights.Slave-turned-writer Venture Smith Published pm EST, Sunday, Febru Venture Smith, a slave who purchased his own freedom inpublished an autobiography in