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Ona Judge outwits the Washingtons : an enslaved woman fights for freedom

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks; Simone Agoussoye
Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soon after American colonists had won independence from Great Britain, Ona Judge was fighting for her own freedom from one of America's most famous founding fathers, George Washington. George and Martha Washington valued Ona as one of their most skilled and trustworthy slaves, but she would risk everything to achieve complete freedom. Born into slavery at Mount Vernon, Ona seized the opportunity to escape when she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hooks, Gwendolyn.
Ona Judge outwits the Washingtons.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, [2019]
(DLC) 2018029009
Named Person: Oney Judge; George Washington; Martha Washington; Oney Judge; George Washington; Martha Washington
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Hooks; Simone Agoussoye
ISBN: 9781543512885 1543512887 9781684460458 168446045X
OCLC Number: 1043063349
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: by Gwendolyn Hooks ; illustrated by Simone Agoussoye.

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"Soon after American colonists had won independence from Great Britain, Ona Judge was fighting for her own freedom from one of America's most famous founding fathers, George Washington. George and Martha Washington valued Ona as one of their most skilled and trustworthy slaves, but she would risk everything to achieve complete freedom. Born into slavery at Mount Vernon, Ona seized the opportunity to escape when she was brought to live in the President's Mansion in Philadelphia. Ona fled to New Hampshire and started a new life. But the Washingtons wouldn't give up easily. After her escape, Ona became the focus of a years-long manhunt, led by America's first president. Gwendolyn Hooks' vivid and detailed prose captures the danger, uncertainty, and persistence Ona Judge experienced during and after her heroic escape."--Provided by publisher.

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