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Behind The Scenes Or Thirty Years A Slave And Four Years In The White House

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN : OXFORD:590555780
Genre : African American women
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Behind The Scenes 30 Years A Slave 4 Years In The White House

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN : 9788027240319
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Mrs Lincoln And Mrs Keckly

Author : Jennifer Fleischner
ISBN : 0307419150
Genre : History
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A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly. “I consider you my best living friend,” Mary Lincoln wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in 1867, and indeed theirs was a close, if tumultuous, relationship. Born into slavery, mulatto Elizabeth Keckly was Mary Lincoln’s dressmaker, confidante, and mainstay during the difficult years that the Lincolns occupied the White House and the early years of Mary’s widowhood. But she was a fascinating woman in her own right, Lizzy had bought her freedom in 1855 and come to Washington determined to make a life for herself. She was independent and already well-established as the dressmaker to the Washington elite when she was first hired by Mary Lincoln upon her arrival in the nation’s capital. Mary Lincoln hired Lizzy in part because she was considered a “high society” seamstress and Mary, as an outsider in Washington’s social circles, was desperate for social cachet. With her husband struggling to keep the nation together, Mary turned increasingly to her seamstress for companionship, support, and advice—and over the course of those trying years, Lizzy Keckly became her confidante and closest friend. Historian Jennifer Fleischner allows us to glimpse the intimate dynamics of this unusual friendship for the first time, and traces the pivotal events that enabled these two women to forge such an unlikely bond at a time when relations between blacks and whites were tearing the nation apart. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly is a remarkable work of scholarship that explores the legacy of slavery and sheds new light on the Lincoln White House.

Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101609644
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

Mary Todd Lincoln A Biography

Author : Jean Harvey Baker
ISBN : 0393075680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A complex and moving character study of a woman tragically out of step with her time and place."—Chicago Tribune This definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times. A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington, Kentucky, Mary fell into a stormy romance with the raw Illinois attorney Abraham Lincoln. For twenty-five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant, loving marriage. Even as the nation suffered secession and civil war, Mary experienced the tragedies of losing three of her four children and then her husband. An insanity trial orchestrated by her surviving son led to her confinement in an asylum. Mary Todd Lincoln is still often portrayed in one dimension, as the stereotype of the best-hated faults of all women. Here her life is restored for us whole.

An Unlikely Friendship

Author : Ann Rinaldi
ISBN : 0547351534
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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On the night of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, his frantic wife, Mary, calls for her best friend and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley, but the woman is mistakenly kept from her side by guards who were unaware of Mary Todd Lincoln's close friendship with the black seamstress. How did these two women--one who grew up in a wealthy Southern home and became the wife of the president of the United States, the other who was born a slave and eventually purchased her own freedom—come to be such close companions? With vivid detail and emotional power, Ann Rinaldi delves into the childhoods of these two fascinating women who became devoted friends and confidantes amid the turbulent times of the Lincoln administration.

Mary Mrs A Lincoln

Author : Janis Cooke Newman
ISBN : 9780544148956
Genre : Fiction
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A novel about the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself, a USA Today choice for Best Historical Fiction of the Year. The wife of Abraham Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women. She was a political strategist, a supporter of emancipation, and a mother who survived the loss of three children and the assassination of her beloved husband. She also ran her family into debt, held seances in the White House, and was committed to an insane asylum—which is where Janis Cooke Newman’s debut novel begins. From her room in Bellevue Place, Mary chronicles her tempestuous childhood in a slaveholding Southern family and takes readers through the years after her husband’s death, revealing the ebbs and flows of her passion and depression, her poverty and ridicule, and her ultimate redemption, in a novel that is both a fascinating look at a nineteenth-century woman’s experience and “an old-fashioned pleasure to read” (The Plain Dealer). A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Lynda Jones
ISBN : 1426303777
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker during her White House years.

Mary Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Becky Rutberg
ISBN : 0802782256
Genre : Dressmakers
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Recounts the life of a woman who spent thirty years in slavery and later worked in the White House

A Colored Man S Reminiscences Of James Madison

Author : Paul Jennings
ISBN : CHI:18873864
Genre : Presidents
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