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Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House

Author: Elizabeth Keckley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers.
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This fascinating autobiography describes one woman's life as a slave and subsequently her four years as seamstress in Lincoln's White House during the Civil War, offering a unique view of historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Elizabeth Keckley; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Elizabeth Keckley; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN: 0195052595 9780195052596 0195052676 9780195052671 0195060849 9780195060843
OCLC Number: 16083901
Description: xvi, 371 pages : portrait ; 17 cm.
Series Title: Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers.
Other Titles: Behind the scenes; or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Responsibility: Elizabeth Keckley ; with an introduction by James Olney.
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"Invaluable...Elizabeth Keckley's memoir of her life as a White House dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln...[is a] curious gem"--Eric J. Sundquist in The New York Times Book Review "A remarkable vantage Read more...

 
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