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Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Burlington Public Library Non-fiction J 306.3620 MCCLAFFE 2018 39851001491100 Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 0823436977
  • ISBN: 9780823436972
  • Physical Description: x, 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
    regular print
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-149) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: William Lee -- Christopher Sheels -- Carolina (Branham) & Peter Hardiman -- Ona Maria Judge -- Hercules -- The end of an era -- And then what happened? -- Buried lives -- Washington's own words about slavery.
Summary, etc.: "When he was eleven years old, George Washington inherited ten human beings. The life of the first president has been well chronicled, but the lives of the people of color he owned--the people who sustained his plantation and were buried in unmarked graves there--have not. Using fascinating primary source material and photographs of historical artifacts, author Carla Killough McClafferty sheds light on the lives of several of the men and women enslaved by the Washington family: talented people like Caroline, an expert seamstress, and Peter Hardiman, a gifted horseman, who married and raised a family on the plantation. Determined people like Ona Maria Judge, who tended to Martha Washington's needs day and night, but who still managed, one fateful day, to slip away and sail to freedom. McClafferty also explains in clear terms the property laws of the day that complicated George Washington's eventual decision to free the people he owned, and the modern-day archaeological survey at Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery that is uncovering new information about a burial ground that was nearly forgotten to time."--Page [2] of cover.
Target Audience Note:
Age 8-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject: Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Race relations
Slaves Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate) Biography
Slavery Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate)
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Race relations Juvenile literature
Slaves Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate) Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents and First Families (U.S.)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Race relations
Slavery Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate)
Slaves Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate)
Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate)
Slaves
Slavery
Relations with slaves
Race relations
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Race relations Juvenile literature
Slavery Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate) Juvenile literature
Slaves Virginia Mount Vernon (Estate) Juvenile literature
Washington, George 1732-1799 Relations with slaves
Washington, George 1732-1799 Relations with slaves Juvenile literature
Washington, George 1732-1799 Relations with slaves
Washington, George 1732-1799
Washington, George 1732-1799 Race relations Juvenile literature
Genre: Nonfiction.
Juvenile works.
History.
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