Share This Product

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

ISBN 9781501126390
List Price $26.00 Priced from $13.00 - $16.12
$26.00
In stock
SKU
9781501126390
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover
This product qualifies for FREE US Ground Shipping on orders over $100.
  • Price each $16.12
  • Subtotal $403.00
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
Overview
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 nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. With impeccable research, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father.

The book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9781501126390 in Hardcover by Erica Armstrong Dunbar may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
Product Details
More Information
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: Feb 6, 2017
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9781501126390
Product Dimensions: 0.8 H x 9.0 L x 6.2 W
Shipping Weight: 1.1000
Publisher: Atria Books
Seller: BookPal
Price Match

We pride ourselves on delivering quality experiences, but we recognize that value is a factor when making a purchase. If you find a retailer that has a better advertised price than our website, let us know and we will do our best to match it. Visit our Terms and Conditions to see our full price match policy.

Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 1 business day.