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Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House

Title
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House / by Elizabeth Keckley, formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.
Author
Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907.
Publication
  • New York : G.W. Carleton & Co., publishers, MDCCCLXVIII. [1868]
  • ©1868

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TextRestricted use Sc Rare B-Lincoln (Keckley, E. Behind the scenes) Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
TextRestricted use Sc Rare B-Lincoln (Keckley, E. Behind the scenes)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
TextUse in library AN (Keckley) (Keckley, E. H. Behind the scenes)Schwarzman Building M2 - General Research Room 315

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Additional Authors
  • G.W. Carleton & Co., publisher.
  • New York Printing Company, printer.
Description
[7], x-xvi, [1], 18-371, [1] pages : portrait; 19 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Alternative Title
  • Behind the scenes
  • Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Subjects
Note
  • With a half-title.
  • "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by Elizabeth Keckley, In the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of Pennsylvania."--copyright statement, verso of title page.
  • "The New York Printing Company, 81, 83, and 85 Centre Street, New York."--printer statement, verso of title page.
  • Last page blank.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Source (note)
  • from Arthur A. Schomburg;
Provenance (note)
  • is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Contents
Preface -- ch. 1. Where I was born -- ch. 2. Girlhood and its sorrows -- ch. 3. How I gained my freedom -- ch. 4. In the family of Senator Jefferson Davis -- ch. 5. My introduction to Mrs. Lincoln -- ch. 6. Willie Lincoln's death-bed -- ch. 7. Washington in 1862-3 -- ch. 8. Candid opinions -- ch. 9. Behind the scenes -- ch. 10. The second inauguration -- ch. 11. The assassination of President Lincoln -- ch. 12. Mrs. Lincoln leaves the White House -- ch. 13. The origin of the rivalry between Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lincoln -- ch. 14. Old friends -- ch. 15. The secret history of Mrs. Lincoln's wardrobe in New York -- Appendix: Letters from Mrs. Lincoln to Mrs. Keckley.
Call Number
Sc Rare B-Lincoln (Keckley, E. Behind the scenes)
LCCN
05004115
OCLC
  • 444409
  • 444409
  • NYPGR444409-B
Author
Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907.
Title
Behind the scenes, or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House / by Elizabeth Keckley, formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.
Publisher
New York : G.W. Carleton & Co., publishers, MDCCCLXVIII. [1868]
Copyright Date
©1868
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Additional Formats
Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare B-Lincoln (copy 2) (accession no. B389103) is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Local Note
Copy in Sc Rare B-Lincoln (copy 2) accompanied by 8 page publisher's catalog bound-in at end: "A catalogue of books issued by G.W. Carleton & Co., publishers, New York. 1868."
Schomburg Center researchers are restricted to the microform copy in: Sc Micro R-2236 or the electronic resource.
Source
Purchase; from Arthur A. Schomburg; 1926. Sc Rare B-Lincoln (Keckley, E. Behind the scenes) c. 2, Schomburg Center, Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books.
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Plain text PDF available via the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century Project
Full text available via HathiTrust (University of California copy)
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
G.W. Carleton & Co., publisher.
New York Printing Company, printer.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Added Title
Behind the scenes
Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare B-Lincoln (Keckley, E. Behind the scenes)
AN (Keckley) (Keckley, E. H. Behind the scenes)
*WIY 97-13
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