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Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln

Author: Lynda Jones
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady's confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend during the White House years, and in the aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination. The book exposed Mary's marriage and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Lynda.
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009
(OCoLC)763033717
Named Person: Elizabeth Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Elizabeth Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Elizabeth Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Jones
ISBN: 9781426303777 1426303777 9781426303784 1426303785
OCLC Number: 223891895
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Target Audience: Middle School.; 960
Description: 80 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: Invitation to the White House --
Life of a slave girl --
Mary: Kentucky belle --
Chasing freedom --
We are elected! --
Starting over --
Facing new challenges --
Fighting to survive --
Elizabeth takes a stand.
Responsibility: by Lynda D. Jones.
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Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady's confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend during the White House years, and in the aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination. The book exposed Mary's marriage and her erratic behavior, along with confidential opinions of many in high society. The airing of the Lincoln's "dirty laundry" meant humiliation for Mary and her family, and Elizabeth's reputation was destroyed. This outcome would have been unimaginable in 1867, when Mary declared in a letter, "I consider you my best living friend." How could such a bond have developed between a woman born into slavery and the First Lady of the United States? Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker answers this question by chronicling the extraordinary lives of these women.

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A fascinating account of two very different ladies

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-05-06) Excellent Permalink

This is a fascinating account of two very different ladies; Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave.  Early chapters alternate with the biographies of each woman as they grew up, with later chapters devoted to their adult years...
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