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Title The freedom business : including A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa / poems by Marilyn Nelson ; art by Deborah Dancy.
Author Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Publication Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Edition First edition.
Description 72 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 811 N
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Summary Born the prince of Dukandarra, Guinea, Broteer Furro was captured by slave traders at age six. As Broteer stepped off the African continent and onto a cargo ship bound for Rhode Island, the vessel's steward purchased the boy and gave him a new name: Venture. The young man crossed the Atlantic Ocean, landed in Narragansett, and worked through three decades of slavery to buy not only his own freedom but also the freedom of his wife and children. Remarkable in his own time for his Ambition and physical stature, Venture Smith would become known to history as the first man to document both his capture from Africa and life as an American slave. Poems by Marilyn Nelson sit opposite the text of Venture Smith's own narrative.
Subject Smith, Venture, 1729?-1805 -- Poetry.
Slaves -- Connecticut -- Middle Haddam -- Poetry.
African Americans -- Connecticut -- Poetry.
Connecticut -- Poetry.
Smith, Venture, 1729?-1805 -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- Connecticut -- Juvenile literature.
Addl. Author Dancy, Deborah.
Smith, Venture, 1729?-1805. Narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa.
Addl. Title Narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa.
ISBN 9781932425574 (reinforced) :
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