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Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JUD

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: "An elegant, unforgiving poem narrating Ona Judge's self-emancipation from George Washington's household"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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McClafferty, Carla Killough

Summary: Draws on primary source documents and photographs of historical artifacts to examine the lives of men and women enslaved by the Washington family, and includes information on the present-day archeological survey of Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 MCC

Huey, Lois Miner.

Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 HUE

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: In 1854 in Eastern Maryland twelve-year-old Ann is a slave, grateful that her family is still all together; but when their master, in need of money, decides to sell Ann and her younger brother, their parents decide to take the dangerous step of running away north to freedom--a journey filled with danger, especially since they are not sure how to find the first station on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Bell, Karen Cook

Summary: "Running from Bondage tells the compelling stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled or attempted to flee bondage during and after the Revolutionary War. Karen Cook Bell's enlightening and originalcontribution to the study of slave resistance in eighteenth-century America explores the individual and collective lives of these women and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BEL

Holden, Vanessa M.

Summary: "The 1831 Southampton Rebellion led by Nat Turner involved an entire community. Vanessa M. Holden rediscovers the women and children, free and enslaved, who lived in Southampton County before, during, and after the revolt. Mapping the region's multilayered human geography, Holden draws a fuller picture of the inhabitants, revealing not only their interactions with physical locations but also...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 HOL

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Summary: Contains three novels on the topics of slavery, romance, and changes in the lifestyles in an old small town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1982

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

Peterson, Doug

Summary: "Based on the true story of Ellen Craft, a light-skinned slave who escaped from Georgia in 1848. By posing as an ailing white man while her husband pretended to be her slave, Ellen and William Craft traveled over one thousand to freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PET

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAS

Williams, Carla

Summary: Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 WIL

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink/Atria 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

Leslie, Tonya

Summary: "Addy Walker escapes a Southern plantation during the turbulent Civil War. Meet Addy as she and her mother make a daring journey from slavery to freedom in 1864. Addy's story is sure to engage young girls as they learn what it was like to be a girl during the Civil War in this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Summary: This is the story of Danny, a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human interaction, with the mind and personality of a young child, Danny has only ever learned one lession in life: how to fight. Treated like a dog, including being forced to wear a collar, by his owner/boss, Bart, Danny has been raised to be a lethal fighting machine. Danny fights in illegal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2005

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE UNL

Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis

Summary: "Learn more about Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States in this Step 3 History Reader"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2022

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE WYE

Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann)

Summary: Tormented by her master, a young mother plots a daring escape, in this courageous and captivating slave narrative When her mother dies, six-year-old slave girl Linda Brent is sent to the big house, where she grows up serving a gentle mistress who teaches her to read and write. But the mistress's death brings about a sudden and terrible change in Linda's fortunes. Her lecherous new master...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Road Media 2016

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Greene, Meg.

Summary: Presents a social and cultural history of the American slave experience with emphasis on day to day life rather than the larger political context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 GRE

Neshama, Rivvy

Summary: "Examines the life of enslaved African-American Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUR

Blight, David W.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7115 BLI

Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

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