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Collection Reference Number GLC05839
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Behind the scenes.' By Elizabeth Keckley, formerly a slave, yet more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln
Date 1868
Author Keckley, Elizabeth (ca. 1818-1907)  
Document Type Book
Content Description (title continues)... or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House. 371 pages, followed by eight pages of advertisements. Published by G. W. Carleton & Co. Contains a print of Keckley opposite title page. Discusses her service to Jefferson Davis, among other topics. Appendix includes letters from Mary Lincoln to Keckley.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  African American Author  African American History  President  First Lady  Confederate General or Leader  Confederate States of America  Freemen  
People Keckley, Elizabeth (ca. 1818-1907)  Lincoln, Mary Todd (1818-1882)  Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945