Title: Making Freedom The Extraordinary Life of ...
Publication Date: 2009
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Printing; First Printing.
Fine in Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; SIGNED by both authors. Pristine book in crisp jacket.; Packaged with care.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 28387
Synopsis: Making Freedom 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, Saint and Krimsky vividly 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.
About the Author:
CHANDLER B. SAINT is president of the Beecher House Center for the Study of Equal Rights in Torrington, Connecticut.
GEORGE A. KRIMSKY is a journalist and author, also residing in Connecticut.
JAMES O. HORTON teaches history and American studies at George Washington University. The author of many books, he serves as a consultant to The History Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, and ABC.
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