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Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (Penguin Classics)

Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (Penguin Classics)

by Elizabeth Keckley


Paperback:  192 pages
Publisher:Penguin Classics (Jul 26, 2005)
Language:English
ISBN-10:0143039245
ISBN-13:9780143039242
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.First time in Penguin Classics. ....
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