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Title:
Never Caught, the story of Ona Judge : George and Martha Washington's courageous slave who dared to run away
ISBN:
9781534416178
Edition:
1st Aladdin hardcover ed.
Physical Description:
xviii, 252 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Prologue -- The escape -- America's daughter -- Mount Vernon -- The new country -- The list -- The first trip north -- A short stay in Philadelphia -- New York -- Surviving -- The President's house -- The Gradual Abolition Act -- A six-month clock -- A free black community -- Yellow fever -- A granddaughter's wish -- Expectations -- The planning -- The Nancy -- New Hampshire: live free or die! -- Elizabeth Langdon -- The law breaker -- The negotiator -- Mrs. Staines -- One last try -- Greenland -- The Washingtons -- The survivor -- Epilogue.
Reading Level:
1090 L Lexile
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Summary:
Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington?s ?favored? dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington?s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive. From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar (along with Kathleen Van Cleve), shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.
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