Venture Smith and the business of slavery and freedom /
edited by James Brewer Stewart ; foreword by James O. Horton.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2010.
xvii, 279 p.
1558497404 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781558497405 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2010.
1558497404 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781558497405 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
"How I came by my name" / Marilyn Nelson -- A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa -- pt. 1. 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 D. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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" / Marilyn Nelson -- Venture Smith time line.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Reconstructs the journey of an eighteenth-century African from enslavement through emancipation
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Editor's Prefacep. xiii
"How I Came By My Name"p. xix
A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of VENTURE,...p. 1
The African Background of Venture Smithp. 35
Trust and Violence in Atlantic History: The Economic Worlds of Venture Smithp. 56
Venture Smith and the Law of Slaveryp. 83
"Owned by Negro Venture": Land and Liberty in the Life of Venture Smithp. 129
Venture Smith, One of a Kindp. 163
Keeping His Word: Money, Love, and Privacy in the Narrative of Venture Smithp. 184
The Genomics Perspective on Venture Smith: Genetics, Ancestry, and the Meaning of Familyp. 207
Venture Smith and Philosophical Theories of Human Rightsp. 231
Venture Smith's Gravestone: Its Maker and His Messagep. 252
"The Freedom Business"p. 257
Documenting Venture Smith Project Time Linep. 259
Notes on Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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