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Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House


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By Elizabeth Keckley
Read by Bobbie Frohman
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Suggested Ages: Adult
ISBN: 9781939444110

Table of Contents:
Chapter I. Where I was Born
Chapter II. Girlhood and its Sorrows
Chapter III. How I Gained My Freedom
Chapter IV. In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis
Chapter V. My Introduction to Mrs. Lincoln
Chapter VI. Willie Lincoln’s Death-bed
Chapter VII. Washington in 1862-3
Chapter VIII. Candid Opinions
Chapter IX. Behind the Scenes
Chapter X. The Second Inauguration
Chapter XI. The Assassination of President Lincoln
Chapter XII. Mrs. Lincoln Leaves the White House
Chapter XIII. The Origin of the Rivalry between Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lincoln
Chapter XIV. Old Friends
Chapter XV. The Secret History of Mrs. Lincoln’s Wardrobe in New York
Appendix–Letters from Mrs. Lincoln to Mrs. Keckley

A former slave who became a successful dressmaker with her own business, became the dresser, dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln during Abraham Lincoln’s presidential adminstration. Behind the Scenes tells the story of the rise of Elizabeth Keckley from abused slave to independent business woman to friend of the First Lady of the Land during the Civil War.