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

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  • 29 of 31 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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1 current hold with 31 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library B JUDGE (Text) 39493108090061 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Ashe County Public Library B JUDGE (Text) 50503010919605 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 02/08/2019
Black Mountain Library 306.362092 DUN (Text) 0020511384032 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Clemmons Branch B Judge, Ona (Text) 0112521298136 Adult Biography Available -
Cleveland County Main Library B JUDGE (Text) 22281500132319 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library B JUDGE (Text) 31781062010994 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters B JUDGE (Text) 31781062010960 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Elkin Public Library B JUDGE (Text) 30499100519840 Adult Biography Available -
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library B Jud (Text) 30308101151307 Adult Biography Available -
Goldsboro Library B JUDGE (Text) 900000000519802 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 1501126393
  • ISBN: 9781501126390
  • Physical Description: xvii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : 37 Ink/Atria, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"When George and Martha Washington moved from their beloved Mount Vernon in Virginia to Philadelphia, then the seat of the nation's capital, they took nine enslaved people with them. They would serve as cooks and horsemen, as house servants and personal attendants. The North was different for the entire household, free and enslaved, white and black. There was a new climate to adjust to, and new mores as well. Slavery, in Philadelphia at least, was looked down upon. Indeed, there was even a law requiring slaveholders to free their slaves after six months. Yet 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 observed and soon longed for liberation. And, risking everything she knew, leaving behind everyone she loved and had known her entire life, she fled. Here, then, is the story not only of the powerful lure of freedom but also of George Washington's determination to recapture his property by whatever means necessary. Never Caught is the only book that examines the life of an eighteenth-century fugitive woman in intricate detail, and it provides a new look at George Washington's relationship to slavery. An important new work on one of the world's most celebrated families, Never Caught is a must-read for anyone interested in American history."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Judge, Oney.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Relations with slaves.
Washington, Martha, 1731-1802 > Relations with slaves.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Slavery > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > History > 18th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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