Week 01

Class 1:

Introduction and Overview of Course

Listen to:  “Venture Smith, ‘The Black Paul Bunyan.’”


Using the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (Emory University 2013), together we will find information on the ship that brought young Broteer (soon to be renamed “Venture”) to the Americas:


Class 2:

Read:  A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture:  A Native of Africa:  But Resident above Sixty years in the United States of America.  Related by Himself. (1798)


DB on Venture Smith