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

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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 ... Show synopsis

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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
    336 pages

    ISBN: 0230108938
    ISBN-13: 9780230108936

    Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia. As a young boy, he was part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Toward the end of the Madisons' time there, he helped rescue the portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House. Later, he became Mr. Madison's personal attendant during his retirement and got married to a slave in a plantation further off. Longing for freedom, he was finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster and became ... Show more

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