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The Resource Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House

Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House

Label
Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Title
Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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approximately 1818-1907
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Keckley, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
LC call number
E457.15
LC item number
.K26 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Schomburg library of nineteenth-century black women writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Afro-American women
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
Label
Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part slave narrative, part memoir, and part sentimental fiction, Behind the Scenes depicts Elizabeth Keckley's years as a slave and subsequent four years in Abraham Lincoln's White House during the Civil War. As public drama privately experienced, Keckley's work presents Jefferson Davis and his wife, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, and even Stephen Douglas and "Mrs. Senator Douglas" in the foreground, with the war, and slavery as the issue that precipitated it, in the background. Through the eyes of this black woman -- an ex-slave, seamstress, and dressmaker -- we see a wide range of historical figures and events of the antebellum South, the Washington of the Civil War years, and the final stages of the war
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780195052596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
Label
Behind the scenes; or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part slave narrative, part memoir, and part sentimental fiction, Behind the Scenes depicts Elizabeth Keckley's years as a slave and subsequent four years in Abraham Lincoln's White House during the Civil War. As public drama privately experienced, Keckley's work presents Jefferson Davis and his wife, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, and even Stephen Douglas and "Mrs. Senator Douglas" in the foreground, with the war, and slavery as the issue that precipitated it, in the background. Through the eyes of this black woman -- an ex-slave, seamstress, and dressmaker -- we see a wide range of historical figures and events of the antebellum South, the Washington of the Civil War years, and the final stages of the war
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780195052596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait

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