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Author Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907.

Title Behind the scenes [Hoopla electronic resource] / Elizabeth Keckley, ca. 1818-1907.

Publication Info. [United States] : Read Books Ltd., 2016.
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Summary This book contains Elizabeth Keckley's 1868 work, "Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House". Half memoir, half fiction, this volume chronicles Keckley's time spent as a slave and her later life in the White House during the American Civil War. This fascinating volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in American history. Contents include: "Where I was born", "Girlhood and its Sorrow", "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", et cetera. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) was a slave, seamstress, civil activist and author. Many vintage books such as this were increasingly scarce or expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907.
Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907 -- Correspondence.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 -- Correspondence.
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906.
Presidents' spouses -- Correspondence.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Biography.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Biography -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- Southern States -- Biography.
Electronic books.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Slaves' writings, American -- Southern States.
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Added Title Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House.
North American slave narratives.
ISBN 9781473361140 (electronic bk.)
1473361141 (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT11663061
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