Behind the Scenes
Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House is both a riveting slave narrative and a fascinating insider’s look at the First Family during the Lincoln administration. Keckley was the First Lady’s seamstress and confidante and the publication of her memoirs in 1868 caused a storm of controversy. The press excoriated Keckley for revealing the intimate secrets of her employers and Mary Todd. Includes image gallery with rare shots of Keckley and her contemporaries.
- Publication Date
- Nov 3, 2016
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Elizabeth Keckley