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Venture Smith-Making Freedom by Chandler B. Saint; George A. Krimsky
Call Number: Stacks E444.S625 S25 2015 Item does not circulate. In-house use only.
Publication Date: 2015-01-26
Revised and expanded edition of Making freedom : the extraordinary life of Venture Smith, published by Wesleyan University in 2009.
Includes facsimile of the 1798 narrative (unnumbered pages 131-162).
Making Freedom by Chandler B. Saint; George A. Krimsky; James O. Horton (Other)
Call Number: Stacks E444.S625 S25 2009 Item does not circulate. In-house use only.
Publication Date: 2009-02-26
Catalog: "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 extraordinary challenges he overcame. They cast a rare light on what it was like to be an African American in the north during the Colonial era. This story's relevance today prompted the BBC to produce a documentary on scholars' efforts to learn more about Venture Smith, his life, and family. The book includes a wealth of illustrations, a timeline, and Smith's original 1798 narrative in facsimile form."
Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom by James Brewer Stewart (Editor); James O. Horton (Foreword by)LIBGUIDES: "Reconstructs the journey of an eighteenth-century African from enslavement through emancipation"
Call Number: Stacks E444.S625 V46 2010 Item does not circulate. In-house use only.
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Venture Smith's Family by Barnes, Barbara A.
Call Number: Stacks CS71.S643 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Degree granted: Certificate of Advanced Study Wesleyan University 1996.
Venture Smith : my freedom is a privilege which nothing else can equal by Saint, Chandler B., author. ; Forbes, Robert Pierce, author. ; Richardson, David, 1946- author of forward.
Call Number: Stacks E444.S625 S252 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Catalog: ""This book is related to Venture Smith - Making Freedom published in 2015 by the Documenting Venture Smith Project which was a revised and expanded edition of Making Freedom-The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith, published by Wesleyan University Press in 2009. This new work reflects the continuing, intensive research by the Documenting Venture Smith Project and provides information not available in Venture Smith's Narrative, which was first published in 1798, or by historians since then."--T.p. verso."
Five Black Lives by Arna Bontemps (Other)LIBGUIDES: "Five Black Lives is a collection of ex-slave narratives which spans 150 years in time, from 1729 to 1870, and some thousands of miles in geographical area from Africa to Connecticut. The autobiographies include the lives of Venture Smith, a native of Africa who ended his days as a resident of East Haddam, Connecticut; James Mars, born a slave near Norfolk, Connecticut in 1790, and freed at twenty-five by state law; William Grimes, a native of Virginia, who became Connecticut's first known runway when he arrived in New Haven about 1808; G.W. Offley, from Maryland, who was bought free by his father and later settled in Hartford; and James L. Smith, of Virginia birth, who escaped from slavery and settled in Norwich, Connecticut."--Victor B. Howard, The New England Quarterly
Call Number: Stacks E444 .F49 Item does not circulate. In-house use only.
Publication Date: 1987-06-01
African American Connecticut Explored by Elizabeth J. Normen (Editor); Katherine J. Harris (Other); Stacey K. Close (Other); Wm. Frank Mitchell (Other); Olivia White (Other)LIBGUIDES: "Winner of the Connecticut League of Historic Organization Award of Merit (2015) The numerous essays by many of the state's leading historians in African American Connecticut Explored document an array of subjects beginning from the earliest years of the state's colonization around 1630 and continuing well into the 20th century. The voice of Connecticut's African Americans rings clear through topics such as the Black Governors of Connecticut, nationally prominent black abolitionists like the reverends Amos Beman and James Pennington, the African American community's response to the Amistad trial, the letters of Joseph O. Cross of the 29th Regiment of Colored Volunteers in the Civil War, and the Civil Rights work of baseball great Jackie Robinson (a twenty-year resident of Stamford), to name a few. Insightful introductions to each section explore broader issues faced by the state's African American residents as they struggled for full rights as citizens. This book represents the collaborative effort of Connecticut Explored and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, with support from the State Historic Preservation Office and Connecticut's Freedom Trail. It will be a valuable guide for anyone interested in this fascinating area of Connecticut's history. Contributors include Billie M. Anthony, Christopher Baker, Whitney Bayers, Barbara Beeching, Andra Chantim, Stacey K. Close, Jessica Colebrook, Christopher Collier, Hildegard Cummings, Barbara Donahue, Mary M. Donohue, Nancy Finlay, Jessica A. Gresko, Katherine J. Harris, Charles (Ben) Hawley, Peter Hinks, Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Eileen Hurst, Dawn Byron Hutchins, Carolyn B. Ivanoff, Joan Jacobs, Mark H. Jones, Joel Lang, Melonae' McLean, Wm. Frank Mitchell, Hilary Moss, Cora Murray, Elizabeth J. Normen, Elisabeth Petry, Cynthia Reik, Ann Y. Smith, John Wood Sweet, Charles A. Teale Sr., Barbara M. Tucker, Tamara Verrett, Liz Warner, David O. White, and Yohuru Williams."
Call Number: Stacks E185.93.C7 A47 2013 Item does not circulate. In-house use only.
Catalog: "Venture Smith dictated his life story to schoolteacher Elisha Niles. It was Published as a A Narrative of the Life and Adeventures of Venture, A Native of Africa: But resident above sixty years in the United States of America, printed as a 32-page pamphlet by C. Holt at The Bee-Office, New London and first advertised for sale on December 26, 1798."-- CD Case.
Also includes comments by Chandler B. Saint, David Richardson, and conclusion by Marilyn Nelson."