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Behind the Scenes, Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

By: Keckley, Elizabeth

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 8713


8vo (5" x 7") , 371pp. Vg++. Blk boards; gilt titling, sharp; lightly flecked with tiny white dots of some kind. ISBN 0195052498. Fascinating account of a freed slave, who through her own efforts became the personal seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's wife) , and was one of the few who could tolerate her mood swings. Behind the Scenes was originally published in 1868, and was quite controversial at the time - Lincoln's son Robert had it supressed. ... View more info