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Week 01

Class 1:

Introduction and Overview of Course

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

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6096911

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:

http://www.slavevoyages.org/

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)

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/venture/venture.html

DB on Venture Smith