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Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washingtons Runaway Slave
Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washingtons Runaway Slave by Ann Rinaldi 068985188X 9780689851889
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Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washingtons Runaway Slave by Ann Rinaldi

When I was four and my daddy left, I cried, but I understood. He had become part of the Gone.Oney Judge is a slave. But on the plantation of Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington, she is not called a slave. She is referred to as a servant, and a house servant at that -- a position of influence and respect. When she rises to the position of personal servant to Martha Washington, her status among the household staff -- black or white -- is second to none. She is Lady Washingtons closest confidante and for all intents and purposes, a member of the family -- or so she thinks.Slowly, Oneys perception of her life with the Washingtons begins to crack as she realizes the truth: No matter what its called, its still slavery and shes still a slave.Oney must make a choice. Does she stay where she is -- comfortable, with this family that has loved her and nourished her andownedher since the day she was born? Or does she take her liberty -- her life -- into her own hands, and like her father, become one of the Gone?Told with immense power and compassion,Taking Libertyis the extraordinary true story of one young womans struggle to take what is rightfully hers.

Author: Ann Rinaldi

Language: English

Edition: Reissue

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 259

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2004-01-01

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ISBN: 068985188X


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