Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in the White House

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley
     
 

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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES 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…  See more details below

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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479408702
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
07/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
160,897
File size:
402 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Keckley (February 1818 � May 1907)was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC.

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