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The Resource 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

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

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The freedom business : including A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa
Title
The freedom business
Title remainder
including A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa
Statement of responsibility
poems by Marilyn Nelson ; art by Deborah Dancy
Title variation
Narrative of the life & adventures of Venture, a native of Africa
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Summary
The story of a slave from Africa who was the first man to document his capture and life as an American slave details how he worked through a lifetime of slavery to buy not only his own freedom, but also that of his wife and children
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
290203
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Nelson, Marilyn
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
F74 2008
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1200
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1729?-1805
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  • Dancy, Deborah
  • Smith, Venture
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True
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  • Smith, Venture
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Connecticut
  • Smith, Venture
  • Slavery
  • Smith, Venture
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Connecticut
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
including a narrative of the life & adventures of Venture
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn191846995
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
72 p.
Isbn
9781932425574
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2008004437
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191846995
Label
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
Publication
Control code
ocn191846995
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
72 p.
Isbn
9781932425574
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2008004437
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191846995

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