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The Resource Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
Title
Never caught
Title remainder
the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
Statement of responsibility
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom. When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation's capital. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about which little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn't get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself one cold spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two years old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
306.3/62092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=238&titleID=2831085
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9514050-B98E-4F00-AA84-F59CB7A6878D
System control number
  • ocn967984651
  • (OCoLC)967984651
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=238&titleID=2831085
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9514050-B98E-4F00-AA84-F59CB7A6878D
System control number
  • ocn967984651
  • (OCoLC)967984651

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