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The Resource Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation, by Marfe Ferguson Delano with Mount Vernon ; photography by Lori Epstein

Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation, by Marfe Ferguson Delano with Mount Vernon ; photography by Lori Epstein

Label
Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation
Title
Master George's people
Title remainder
George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation
Statement of responsibility
by Marfe Ferguson Delano with Mount Vernon ; photography by Lori Epstein
Title variation
Master Georges people
Title variation remainder
George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the first President of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his expectations of his workers were no different: "I expect such labor as they ought to render" he wrote. Except there was a big difference. The workers who kept Mount Vernon operating were enslaved. And although Washington called them "my people," by law they were his property. But the people of Mount Vernon were so much more, and they each have compelling stories to tell. These are fascinating portraits of cooks, overseers, valets, farm hands, and more--essential people nearly lost in the shadows of the past--interwoven with an extraordinary examination of the conscience of the Father of Our Country
Summary
Presents an analysis of the president's lesser-known roles as a slave owner, sharing the experiences of the slave cooks, overseers, house workers, and farm hands at Mount Vernon while exploring how slave ownership shaped Washington's views
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167707
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1130
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E312.17
LC item number
.D38 2013
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation
Label
Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation, by Marfe Ferguson Delano with Mount Vernon ; photography by Lori Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A short-lived childhood: sidebar, Frank Lee -- Building a plantation: sidebar, Davy -- Private lives: sidebar, Hercules -- Resistance and control: sidebar, Charlotte -- A gradual change of heart: sidebar, William Lee -- Liberty at last: sidebar, Christopher Sheels -- Epilogue
Control code
21036979
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9781426307591
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012024295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781426307607
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn609529952
  • (OCoLC)609529952
Label
Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation, by Marfe Ferguson Delano with Mount Vernon ; photography by Lori Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A short-lived childhood: sidebar, Frank Lee -- Building a plantation: sidebar, Davy -- Private lives: sidebar, Hercules -- Resistance and control: sidebar, Charlotte -- A gradual change of heart: sidebar, William Lee -- Liberty at last: sidebar, Christopher Sheels -- Epilogue
Control code
21036979
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9781426307591
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012024295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781426307607
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn609529952
  • (OCoLC)609529952

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