Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City and Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and a winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
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Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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ISBN 9781501126390 Atria / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. More about this book >

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Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City and Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and a winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize. She currently serves as the National Director of the Association of Black Women Historians.
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