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Author LinkKeckley, Elizabeth,ca. 1818-1907.
Uniform Title LinkBehind the scenes
Title LinkBehind the scenes in the Lincoln White House : memoirs of an African-American seamstress / Elizabeth Keckley.
Imprint Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2006.
Description 156 p. :  ill. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note "Unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1868 by G.W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, New York, under the title Behind the scenes, Or Thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House.
Summary Keckley’s behind-the-scenes view of wartime Washington not only provides fascinating glimpses of nineteenth-century America, but also offers candid observations on interracial relationships and the free black middle class. Here also are absorbing details of life in the Lincoln White House, as well as an insider’s perspective on the men who made Civil War politics and the women who influenced them.
Per.Sub. LinkKeckley, Elizabeth, ca. 1818-1907.
LinkLincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 -- Relations with African Americans.
LinkLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Relations with African Americans.
Subject LinkAfrican American women -- Biography.
LinkWomen slaves -- United States -- Biography.
LinkDressmakers -- United States -- Biography.
LinkSlaves -- United States -- Biography.

System Number 000662333
ISBN Link0486451224 (pbk.)
Link9780486451220 (pbk.)

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