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    • The Original Black Elite

    • Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era
    • By: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    This cultural biography tells the enthralling story of the high-achieving black elites who thrived in the nation's capital during Reconstruction. Daniel Murray (1851-1925), an assistant librarian at the Library of Congress, was a prominent member of this glorious class. Murray's life was reflective of those who were well-off at the time. This social circle included African American educators, ministers, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, US senators and representatives, and other government officials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, extremely informative.

    • By ThriftyShopper on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Slave in the White House

    • Paul Jennings and the Madisons
    • By: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed
    • Narrated by: Judith West, Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading for Washington DC and Virginia history

    • By M. Riley on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $24.47