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Keckley, Elizabeth approximately 1818-1907

Overview
Works: 21 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 11,801 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E457.15, 973.70922
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Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( Book )

41 editions published between 1868 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into slavery, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (ca. 1824-1907) rose to a position of respect as a talented dressmaker and designer to the political elite of Washington and a confidante of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. In this unusual memoire Keckley offers a view of the formal and informal networks that African Americans established among themselves, as well as an insiders perspective of the men who made Civil War politics and the women who influenced them
Behind the scenes in the Lincoln White House thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release'an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society
Behind the scenes in the Lincoln White House : memoirs of an African-American seamstress by Elizabeth Keckley( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Languages
English (141)

French (1)

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Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly : the remarkable story of the friendship between a first lady and a former slaveAn unlikely friendship : a novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth KeckleyMrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd LincolnMary Lincoln's dressmaker : Elizabeth Keckley's remarkable rise from slave to White House confidanteBehind the scenes in the Lincoln White House : memoirs of an African-American seamstress