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The Resource Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon, by Carla Killough McClafferty

Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon, by Carla Killough McClafferty

Label
Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon
Title
Buried lives
Title remainder
the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon
Statement of responsibility
by Carla Killough McClafferty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When he was eleven years old, George Washington inherited ten human beings. The life of the first president of the United States has been well chronicled, but the lives of the people of color he owned--the people who sustained his plantation and were buried there in unmarked graves--have not. Using... primary source material and photographs of historical artifacts...[the author] 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, she tended to Martha Washington's needs day and night, but who still managed, one fateful day, to slip away and sail to freedom. [The author] 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...[This book] blends the past with the present in a forward-looking account of a haunting piece of American history." -- Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClafferty, Carla Killough
Dewey number
306.3/62097341
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Grade 4 to 6
LC call number
E312.17
LC item number
.M394 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Washington, George
  • Slavery
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon, by Carla Killough McClafferty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky286528942
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780823436972
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016058471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 02/19
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon, by Carla Killough McClafferty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky286528942
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780823436972
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016058471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 02/19
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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