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ISBN: 0230108938 / ISBN-13: 9780230108936

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

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  • A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons (Palgrave MacMillan) – Hardcover (2012)
    by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed (Foreword by)

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

    Hardcover, Palgrave MacMillan
    2012
    English
    New ed.
    336 pages

    ISBN: 0230108938
    ISBN-13: 9780230108936

    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 ... Show more

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