Behind The Scenes 30 Years A Slave And Four Years In The White House

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN : 9788026873730
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This carefully crafted ebook: “BEHIND THE SCENES – 30 Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Behind the Scenes (1868) is both a slave narrative and a portrait of the First Family of America, especially of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. After the assassination of President Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley the former slave turned confidant and dress maker of Mrs. Lincoln took it upon herself to provide financial support to her by writing this slave narrative. But in spite of Keckley’s good intentions the publication of her life story spelled doom for her own career and her friendship with the Lincolns to an extent that all efforts were made to suppress and falsify it. Yet this book has survived all odds and has now become an important document on Anti-Slavery and the Lincolns. A must read for anyone who is interested in American History! Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907) was a former slave who became a successful dressmaker, civil rights activist, and author in Washington, DC. Her relationship with Mary T. Lincoln was notable for its personal quality and intimacy. Besides, Keckley was also deeply committed to programs of racial improvement and protection. She helped in founding the Home for Destitute Women and Children and taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Behind The Scenes

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN : 9781473361140
Genre : History
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This vintage book contains Elizabeth Keckley's 1868 work, “Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House”. Half memoir, half fiction, this volume chronicles Keckley's time spent as a slave and her later life in the White House during the American Civil War. This fascinating volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in American history and would make for a fantastic addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: “Where I was born”, “Girlhood and its Sorrow”, “How I gained my Freedom”, “In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis”, “My Introduction to Mrs. Lincoln”, “Willie Lincoln's Death-bed”, “Washington in 1862-3”, “Candid Opinions”, “Behind the Scenes”, “The Second Inauguration”, et cetera. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818–1907) was a slave, seamstress, civil activist and author. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Behind The Scenes Or Thirty Years A Slave And Four Years In The White House

Author : Elizabeth Ca 1818-1907 Keckley
ISBN : 1340184214
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Behind The Scenes Thirty Years A Slave And Four Years In The White

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
ISBN : 1604598085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Elizabeth Keckley's rise from slave to White House confidante details the cruel and terrible life for those in slavery, and the drive and determination of a woman who would not let others destroy her will.
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12 Jahre Als Sklave

Author : Solomon Northup
ISBN : 9783847676683
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Solomon Northup, ein freier Bürger des Staates New York, wird 1841 unter einem Vorwand in die Südstaaten gelockt, vergiftet, entführt und an einen Sklavenhändler verkauft. 12 Jahre lang schuftet er auf den Plantagen im Sumpf von Louisiana, und nur die ungebrochene Hoffnung auf Flucht und die Rückkehr zu seiner Familie hält ihn all die Jahre am Leben. Die erfolgreiche Verfilmung der Autobiographie Solomon Northups hat das Interesse an diesem Werk neu geweckt. Neben der dramatischen Geschichte von Solomon Northups zwölfjähriger Gefangenschaft ist dieses Buch zugleich ein zeitgeschichtliches Dokument, das die Institution der Sklaverei und die Lebensweise der Sklaven in den Südstaaten eindrucksvoll und detailliert beschreibt.
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Menschenkind

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 3499244209
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Freeing The Psyche

Author : Sandra M. Grayson
ISBN : OCLC:25505322
Genre : Archetype (Psychology) in literature
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Category: Archetype (Psychology) in literature