Harvard Book Store welcomes historian and professor ERICA ARMSTRONG DUNBAR—an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and author of A Fragile Freedom—and Pulitzer Prize–winning author ANNETTE GORDON-REED. Together they will discuss Dunbar’s latest book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.
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. Impeccably researched, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.