Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Venture Smith's Story in a Memoir


"Storied narrative’s translation prompts a fresh look at the slave trade."
From The Christian Science Monitor, 12/1/2020.
The Christian Science Monitor Daily

“A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture” is, at once, a slave narrative and a rags-to-riches tale. This 30-page memoir explains how Venture Smith fell victim to the transatlantic slave trade, survived the Middle Passage, overcame bondage, and became a widely respected businessman, freeing his entire family and acquiring more than 130 acres in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, by the end of his life. 
An article about Venture Smith's story of his survival,

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