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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar
# UM7692 Hardcover, 253 pages; 2017
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On May 21, 1796, Ona Judge—a twenty-two-year-old slave belonging to first lady Martha Washington—ran away from the president's mansion in Philadelphia. Never Caught shares Judge's incredible true story, from her birth into enslavement by the prestigious Washington family through her decades of precarious life as a fugitive. Drawing from interviews Judge gave to abolitionist newspapers in 1845 and 1847, this engrossing biography allows us a very rare and personal perspective of America's history of slavery, including our first president's role in it. It's an absolutely fascinating account of our country's complex relationship with freedom. (CH)
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