Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon
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New York : Holiday House, [2018].
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780823436972, 0823436977
Physical Desc
x, 158 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Westerly - Children's Materials (Lower Level)
Collected Bio: African Americans
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Published
New York : Holiday House, [2018].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780823436972, 0823436977
Accelerated Reader
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Level 8, 7 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-149) and index.
Description
"When he was eleven years old, George Washington inherited ten human beings. The life of the first president has been well chronicled, but the lives of the people of color he owned--the people who sustained his plantation and were buried in unmarked graves there--have not. Using fascinating primary source material and photographs of historical artifacts, author Carla Killough McClafferty sheds light on the lives of several of the men and women enslaved by the Washington family: talented people like Caroline, an expert seamstress, and Peter Hardiman, a gifted horseman, who married and raised a family on the plantation. Determined people like Ona Maria Judge, who tended to Martha Washington's needs day and night, but who still managed, one fateful day, to slip away and sail to freedom. McClafferty also explains in clear terms the property laws of the day that complicated George Washington's eventual decision to free the people he owned, and the modern-day archaeological survey at Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery that is uncovering new information about a burial ground that was nearly forgotten to time."--Page [2] of cover.
Target Audience
Age 8-12.
Target Audience
Grade 4 to 6.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McClafferty, C. K. (2018). Buried lives: the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon (First edition.). Holiday House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McClafferty, Carla Killough, 1958-. 2018. Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon. Holiday House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McClafferty, Carla Killough, 1958-. Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon Holiday House, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McClafferty, Carla Killough. Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon First edition., Holiday House, 2018.

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