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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When George and Martha Washington moved from Virginia to Philadelphia, then the seat of the nation's capital, they took nine enslaved people with them. Slavery, in Philadelphia at least, was looked down upon and there was even a law requiring slaveholders to free their slaves after six months. George Washington thought he could outwit and circumvent the law by sending his slaves south every six months, thereby resetting the clock. Among the slaves to figure out this subterfuge was Ona Judge, Martha Washington's chief attendant. Having interacted with Philadelphia's sizable free black community, Ona Judge longed for liberation. Risking everything she knew, leaving behind everyone she loved and had known her entire life, she fled. Never Caught examines the life of an eighteenth-century fugitive woman and provides a new look at George Washington's relationship to slavery
Biography type
individual biography
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Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judge, Oney
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, Martha
  • Slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American women
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251027965
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781501126390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
Label
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251027965
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781501126390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table

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