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    • Never Caught

    • By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind 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 which 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. Washington decided to circumvent the law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful audiobook

    • By Brad Turner on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

    • By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
    • Narrated by: Robin Eller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s “favored” dower slave. When she was told she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the North, where she'd be a fugitive.

    Regular price: $17.00