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

著者: Lynda Jones
出版商: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
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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  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Juvenile literature
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附加的形体格式: Online version:
Jones, Lynda.
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009
(OCoLC)763033717
提及的人: Elizabeth Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Elizabeth Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln
材料类型: 传记, 少年观众, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Lynda Jones
ISBN: 9781426303777 1426303777 9781426303784 1426303785
OCLC号码: 223891895
奖励: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
描述: 80 p. : ill., ports. ; 27 cm.
内容: 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.
责任: 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

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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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