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Behind the scenes in the Lincoln White House : thirty years a slave and four years in the White House / Elizabeth Keckley.

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  • ISBN: 9781483010779 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1483010775 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 56 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Alcazar AudioWorks : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Bobbie Frohman.
Summary, etc.:
An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House 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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: African American women > Biography.
Women slaves > United States > Biography.
Dressmakers > United States > Biography.
Slaves > United States > Biography.

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