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Behind the Scenes : Or, 30 Years A Slave, and Four Years in the White House - 88 edition

Behind the Scenes : Or, 30 Years A Slave, and Four Years in the White House (ISBN10: 0195060849; ISBN13: 9780195060843)
ISBN13: 978-0195060843
ISBN10: 0195060849

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195052596
ISBN10: 0195052595

Summary: Part slave narrative, part memoir, and part sentimental fiction, Behind the Scenes depicts Elizabeth Keckley's years as a slave and subsequent four years in Abraham Lincoln's White House during the Civil War (1861-1865). As public drama privately experienced, Keckley's work presents Jefferson Davis and his wife, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, and even Stephen Douglas and "Mrs. Senator Douglas" in the foreground, with the war, and slavery as the issu
e that precipitated it, in the background. Through the eyes of this black woman--an ex-slave, seamstress, and dressmaker--we see a wide range of historical figures and events of the antebellum South, the Washington of the Civil War years, and the final stages of the war.
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Summary: Part slave narrative, part memoir, and part sentimental fiction, Behind the Scenes depicts Elizabeth Keckley's years as a slave and subsequent four years in Abraham Lincoln's White House during the Civil War (1861-1865). As public drama privately experienced, Keckley's work presents Jefferson Davis and his wife, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, and even Stephen Douglas and "Mrs. Senator Douglas" in the foreground, with the war, and slavery as the issue that precipitated it, in the background. Through the eyes of this black woman--an ex-slave, seamstress, and dressmaker--we see a wide range of historical figures and events of the antebellum South, the Washington of the Civil War years, and the final stages of the war.
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Edition/Copyright: 88
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 12/01/1989
International: No



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New York, NY 1989 Trade paperback 4th printing Very good. SHIPS 1st CLASS UPGRADE w/TRACKING [2-3 day delivery] from NJ; GIFT-ABLE AS USED, FEELS UNREAD; FINE TO VERY GOOD [glossy, beginning creasin ...show moreg to cover at spine sign of spine only sign of use] AS SHOWN THIS COVER Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 404 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. Audience: General/trade.11162 11162--Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly (1818-1907) was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln[s personal modiste and confidante, and the author of her autobiography, Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). Mrs. Keckly utilized her intelligence, keen business savvy, and sewing and design skills to arrange and ultimately buy her freedom (and that of her son George as well), and later enjoyed regular business with the wives of the government elite as her base clientele. After year ...show less
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