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The Resource Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckly

Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckly

Label
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House
Title
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Keckly
Title variation
  • Behind the scenes
  • Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker for the wives of influential politicians. She eventually became a close confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. Several years after President Lincoln's assassination, when Mrs Lincoln's financial situation had worsened, Keckley helped organize an auction of the former first lady's dresses, eliciting strong criticism from members of the Washington elite
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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approximately 1818-1907
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keckley, Elizabeth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Dressmakers
  • Slaves
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American women
  • Dressmakers
  • Relations with African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Women slaves
  • United States
Label
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Originally published: New York : G.W. Carleton & Co., 1868
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""About This Edition""; ""Summary""; ""CONTENTS.""; ""PREFACE.""; ""BEHIND THE SCENES.""; ""WHERE I WAS BORN.""; ""GIRLHOOD AND ITS SORROWS.""; ""HOW I GAINED MY FREEDOM.""; ""In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis.""; ""MY INTRODUCTION TO MRS. LINCOLN.""; ""WILLIE LINCOLN'S DEATH-BED.""; ""WASHINGTON IN 1862-3.""; ""CANDID OPINIONS.""; ""BEHIND THE SCENES.""; ""THE SECOND INAUGURATION.""; ""THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.""; ""MRS. LINCOLN LEAVES THE WHITE HOUSE.""; ""THE ORIGIN OF THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MR. DOUGLAS AND MR. LINCOLN.""; ""OLD FRIENDS.""
  • ""THE SECRET HISTORY OF MRS. LINCOLN'S WARDROBE IN NEW YORK.""""APPENDIX.""; ""LETTERS FROM MRS. LINCOLN TO MRS. KECKLEY.""
Control code
ocn769189695
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
portrait, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fdfq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189695
Label
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckly
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Originally published: New York : G.W. Carleton & Co., 1868
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""About This Edition""; ""Summary""; ""CONTENTS.""; ""PREFACE.""; ""BEHIND THE SCENES.""; ""WHERE I WAS BORN.""; ""GIRLHOOD AND ITS SORROWS.""; ""HOW I GAINED MY FREEDOM.""; ""In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis.""; ""MY INTRODUCTION TO MRS. LINCOLN.""; ""WILLIE LINCOLN'S DEATH-BED.""; ""WASHINGTON IN 1862-3.""; ""CANDID OPINIONS.""; ""BEHIND THE SCENES.""; ""THE SECOND INAUGURATION.""; ""THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.""; ""MRS. LINCOLN LEAVES THE WHITE HOUSE.""; ""THE ORIGIN OF THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MR. DOUGLAS AND MR. LINCOLN.""; ""OLD FRIENDS.""
  • ""THE SECRET HISTORY OF MRS. LINCOLN'S WARDROBE IN NEW YORK.""""APPENDIX.""; ""LETTERS FROM MRS. LINCOLN TO MRS. KECKLEY.""
Control code
ocn769189695
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
portrait, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fdfq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189695

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