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 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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subject_facet Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography, African American abolitionists -- Biography, Downloadable audio, Jennings, Paul, -- b. 1799, Madison, Dolley, -- 1768-1849 -- Relations with African Americans, Madison, James, -- 1751-1836 -- Relations with African Americans, Slaves -- Virginia -- Biography, Slaves -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography, Streaming audio, White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 19th century
title_display A slave in the White House : Paul Jennings and the Madisons
title_full A Slave in the White House Paul Jennings and the Madisons, A slave in the White House : Paul Jennings and the Madisons / Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, A slave in the White House : Paul Jennings and the Madisons / Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ; foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed
title_short A slave in the White House :
title_sub Paul Jennings and the Madisons
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