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Additional Reading

  • Arnebeck, Bob. Slave Labor in the Capital: Building Washington’s Iconic Federal Landmarks. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2014.
  • Asch, Chris Myers and George Derek Musgrove. Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Blight, David. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.
  • Cheathem, Mark. Andrew Jackson, Southerner. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013.
  • Conroy, James B. Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
  • Conroy, James B. Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
  • Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
  • Dunsiberre, William. Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Fleischner, Jennifer. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.
  • Gordon-Reed, Annette. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.
  • Holland, Jesse. The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House. Guilford, Connecticut: First Lyons Press, 2016.
  • Lusane, Clarence. Black History of the White House. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2011.
  • Nunley, Tamika Y. At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, & Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2021.
  • Rogers, Stephanie Jones. They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.
  • Stanton, Lucia C. “Those who labor for my happiness”: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
  • Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling. A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012.
  • Thompson, Mary V. “The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret”: George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

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