Behind the scenes : : formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln, or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House

Title Behind the scenes : : formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln, or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Names Keckley, Elizabeth.
Foster, Frances Smith.
Book Number BR015761
Title Status Active
Medium Braille
Annotation Autobiography of a former slave who obtained her freedom in 1855 at age thirty. Discusses the reconstruction era. Describes how being a skillful seamstress led her to become the confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln during the Lincolns' years in the White House. 1998 historical introduction by Frances Smith Foster. 1868.
Local Subject Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Short Book - SH
Biography - Black concern - BLKB
Black Interest - BLK
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Biography - Historical - BIH
Biography - Autobiography - ABI
Braille Book Review, Mar-Apr 2006 - B206
Audience Notes A
LC Subject African American women - Biography
Women slaves - United States - Biography
Dressmakers - United States - Biography
Slaves - United States - Biography
Call Number 973.70922 B ANF
Language English
Released 2001
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2001 (Associated Services for the Blind, transcribing agency. Associated Services for the Blind, distributor.)
Original Publication Transcription of: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
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