Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House by Elizabeth Keckley audiobook

Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

By Elizabeth Keckley
Read by Bobbie Frohman

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6.92 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781939444110

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An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley’s life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln’sadministration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release—anuncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public andprivate life, and lines of race, gender, and society.

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An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley’s life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln’sadministration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release—anuncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public andprivate life, and lines of race, gender, and society.

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Keckley

Author Bio: Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818–1907) was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist, and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. She had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom and that of her son in St. Louis. She created an independent business in the capital based on clients who were the wives of the government elite. Among them were Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis; and Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee. Her books included Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House, which was published in 1868.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English