9780230108936-0230108938-A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons

A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons

ISBN-13: 9780230108936
ISBN-10: 0230108938
Edition: First Edition first Printing
Author: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780230108936
ISBN-10: 0230108938
Edition: First Edition first Printing
Author: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling wrote A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons comprising 336 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0230108938 and 9780230108936. Since then A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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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. He died a free man in northwest Washington at 75. Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait of the times reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery of the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, who believed the white and black populations could not coexist as equals; French General Lafayette who was appalled by this idea; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly sold Paul after her husband's death; and many other since forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil right activists.

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