A Slave in the White House by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor audiobook

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

By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Forward by Annette Gordon Reed
Read by Judith West and Kevin Kenerly

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780230108936
10.73 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.    Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery in the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, French General Lafayette, Dolley Madison, and many other long-forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil rights activists.

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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. 
 
Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery in the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, French General Lafayette, Dolley Madison, and many other long-forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil rights activists.

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English