Behind the Scenes
Formerly a Slave, but More Recently Modiste, and Friend to Mrs. Lincoln; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
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Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth H. Keckley
Book DescriptionWritten in a conversational, first-person narrative, it is the personal testimony of a woman who went from being a slave, to being the friend and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln during the Civil War, to finally become a proprietor with more than twenty employees of her own, only to spend her last days in a home for the destitute. Possible Sleeper!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252070204
(5499mm x 3564mm x 585mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elizabeth H. Keckley
Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House, Paperback (September 2006)
A former slave who was a dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, Keckley witnessed the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within the Lincoln White House.
Behind the Scenes, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Elizabeth H. Keckley
This fascinating autobiography describes one woman's life as a slave and subsequently her four years in Lincoln's White House during the Civil War.
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