written by Chandler B. Saint with Robert P. Forbes and forward by David Richardson

Published by the Documenting VENTURE SMITH Project, 2018

298 pages including:

24 pages in color

124 B & W illustrations

47 Color illustrations

VENTURE’s 1798 Narrative in facsimile format

Time Line of VENTURE’s Life                                                                                                            

Softbound published by the DOCUMENTING VENTURE SMITH PROJECT, Torrington CT 2018                      $9.95

The Documenting VENTURE SMITH Project scholars in the US, UK, and Africa have spent months analyzing original 18th c. documents that recently came to light. We are now able to present a more complete picture of this great man and his life. Most importantly, we now have a better understanding of the legacy VENTURE wanted to leave us, with his carefully planned cemetery site and the exceptional autobiography he produced in 1798 – The Life and Adventures of Venture . . . In his Narrative, he is one of the first writers to explain the meaning of freedom for himself as an individual and as a citizen of the new Nation. 

This book should become the standard reference work on VENTURE SMITH for many years.

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