Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
ISBN: 1501126393
EAN13: 9781501126390
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 7, 2017
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.5" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

A fascinating and moving account of a courageous and resourceful woman. Beautifully written and utilizing previously untapped sources it sheds new light both on the father of our country and on the intersections of slavery and freedom. --Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial and Gateway to Freedom

A startling and eye-opening look into America's First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom.

When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation's capital. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about whom 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 Read More chevron_right

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