This book originated in the summer of 2006, in the burial ground of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, of East Haddam, Connecticut, where a team of forensic scientists began excavating the graves of two emancipated slaves, Venture Smith (d. 1805) and his wife, Marget (d. 1809). Those requesting this remarkable disinterment were the Smiths' direct descendants, members of the eigth, ninth tenth, and eleventh generations, who were determined to honor the bicentennial of their founding ancestor's death by discovering ...

Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom 2010, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558497405