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Behind The Scenes Or, Thirty Years A Slave, And Four Years in the White House (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143039245
ISBN-13: 9780143039242
Sku: 31160238
Publish Date: 7/26/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  168
Age Range:  NA
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Originally published in 1868?when it was attacked as an ?indecent book? authored by a ?traitorous eavesdropper "Behind the Scenes" is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave and became a privileged witness to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Keckley bought her freedom at the age of thirty-seven and set up a successful dressmaking business in Washington, D.C. She became modiste to Mary Todd Lincoln and in time her friend and confidante, a relationship that continued after Lincoln''s assassination. In documenting that friendship?often using the First Lady''s own letters?"Behind the Scenes" fuses the slave narrative with the political memoir. It remains extraordinary for its poignancy, candor, and historical perspective.
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Originally published in 1868Â?when it was attacked as an Â?indecent bookÂ? authored by a Â?traitorous eavesdropperÂ?Â?Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave and became a privileged witness to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Keckley bought her freedom at the age of thirty-seven and set up a successful dressmaking business in Washington, D.C. She became modiste to Mary Todd Lincoln and in time her friend and confidante, a relationship that continued after LincolnÂ's assassination. In documenting that friendshipÂ?often using the First LadyÂ's own lettersÂ?Behind the Scenes fuses the slave narrative with the political memoir. It remains extraordinary for its poignancy, candor, and historical perspective.
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