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  • Behind the Scenesby Elizabeth Keckley

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    The remarkable story of the former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln?s dressmaker and closest confidante Born into slavery in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley was whipped, sexually abused, and separated from her mother for long stretches of time. When her master eventually settled in St. Louis, Missouri, Keckley resolved to buy her freedom. She put... more...

  • Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White Houseby Elizabeth Keckley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Behind the Scenes is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker for the wives of influential politicians. She eventually became a close confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln.... more...

  • Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White Houseby Elizabeth Keckley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Born a slave in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley (c. 1824-1907) went on to become a talented dressmaker and designer, with some twenty employees of her own. Catering to the wives, daughters, and sisters of Washington's political elite, she included among her clientele Mary Todd Lincoln, who became her close friend and confidante. Keckley's behind-the-scenes... more...

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