The Resource Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones

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Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln
Title
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker
Title remainder
the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
by Lynda D. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady's confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend during the White House years, and in the aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination. The book exposed Mary's marriage and her erratic behavior, along with confidential opinions of many in high society. The airing of the Lincoln's "dirty laundry" meant humiliation for Mary and her family, and Elizabeth's reputation was destroyed. This outcome would have been unimaginable in 1867, when Mary declared in a letter, "I consider you my best living friend." How could such a bond have developed between a woman born into slavery and the First Lady of the United States? Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker answers this question by chronicling the extraordinary lives of these women
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K39
LC item number
J66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adolescent
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones
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Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77) and index
Contents
Invitation to the White House -- Life of a slave girl -- Mary: Kentucky belle -- Chasing freedom -- We are elected! -- Starting over -- Facing new challenges -- Fighting to survive -- Elizabeth takes a stand
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Dimensions
27 cm.
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Extent
80 p.
Isbn
9781426303777
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029314
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)223891895

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