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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
Title variation
Never caught
Title variation remainder
the Washingtons relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
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Language
eng
Summary
"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, after a brief stay in New York. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and nine 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 clear and pleasant 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. Impeccably researched, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father." --
Summary
A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away
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Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
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10550908
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Judge, Oney
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, Martha
  • Slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American women
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Betty's Daughter -- New York--Bound -- New York in Black and White -- The Move to Philadelphia -- The Blacks in the Family -- Life in Philadelphia -- The Wedding -- The Fugitive -- Slavery and Freedom in New Hampshire -- A Close Call -- The Negotiator -- Mrs. Staines -- The Survivor
Control code
1729609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781501126390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501126390
  • (OCoLC)952647698
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Betty's Daughter -- New York--Bound -- New York in Black and White -- The Move to Philadelphia -- The Blacks in the Family -- Life in Philadelphia -- The Wedding -- The Fugitive -- Slavery and Freedom in New Hampshire -- A Close Call -- The Negotiator -- Mrs. Staines -- The Survivor
Control code
1729609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781501126390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501126390
  • (OCoLC)952647698

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