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092    973.7092|bWAS 
100 1  Washington, John E.,|eauthor. 
245 10 They knew Lincoln /|cJohn E. Washington ; with a new 
       introduction by Kate Masur. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2018] 
300    lxxx, 244 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the 
       first time, They Knew Lincoln is a classic in African 
       American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part
       history, the book is an account of John E. Washington's 
       childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and 
       of the black people who knew or encountered Abraham and 
       Mary Todd Lincoln.  Washington recounted stories told by 
       his grandmother's elderly friends--stories of escaping 
       from slavery, meeting Lincoln in the Capitol, learning of 
       the president's assassination, and hearing ghosts at 
       Ford's Theatre. He also mined the US government archives 
       and researched little-known figures in Lincoln's life, 
       including William Johnson, who accompanied Lincoln from 
       Springfield to Washington, and William Slade, the steward 
       in Lincoln's White House. Washington was fascinated from 
       childhood by the question of how much African Americans 
       themselves had shaped Lincoln's views on slavery and race,
       and he believed Lincoln's Haitian-born barber, William de 
       Fleurville, was a crucial influence. Washington also 
       extensively researched Elizabeth Keckly, the dressmaker to
       Mary Todd Lincoln, and advanced a new theory of who helped
       her write her controversial book, Behind the Scenes,   A 
       new introduction by Kate Masur places Washington's book in
       its own context, explaining the contents of They Knew 
       Lincoln in light of not only the era of emancipation and 
       the Civil War, but also Washington's own times, when the 
       nation's capital was a place of great opportunity and 
       creativity for members of the African American elite. On 
       publication, a reviewer noted that the "collection of 
       Negro stories, memories, legends about Lincoln" seemed "to
       fill such an obvious gap in the material about Lincoln 
       that one wonders why no one ever did it before." This 
       edition brings it back to print for a twenty-first century
       readership that remains fascinated with Abraham Lincoln. 
600 10 Lincoln, Abraham,|d1809-1865|vAnecdotes. 
600 10 Lincoln, Abraham,|d1809-1865|xFriends and associates
600 10 Lincoln, Abraham,|d1809-1865|xEmployees|xAttitudes
600 10 Lincoln, Abraham,|d1809-1865|xRelations with African 
650  0 African Americans|xAttitudes|xHistory|y19th century
650  0 African Americans|zWashington (D.C.)|xHistory|y19th 
650  0 Presidents|zUnited States|vBiography|vAnecdotes. 
700 1  Masur, Kate. 
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