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The Resource Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones

Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln
Title
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker
Title remainder
the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
by Lynda D. Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady's confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend during the White House years, and in the aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination. The book exposed Mary's marriage and her erratic behavior, along with confidential opinions of many in high society. The airing of the Lincoln's "dirty laundry" meant humiliation for Mary and her family, and Elizabeth's reputation was destroyed. This outcome would have been unimaginable in 1867, when Mary declared in a letter, "I consider you my best living friend." How could such a bond have developed between a woman born into slavery and the First Lady of the United States? Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker answers this question by chronicling the extraordinary lives of these women
Awards note
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Lynda
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
960
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
E185.97.K39
LC item number
J66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • African American women
  • Dressmakers
  • Women slaves
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Female friendship
  • African American women
  • Dressmakers
  • Women slaves
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Female friendship
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-77) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invitation to the White House -- Life of a slave girl -- Mary: Kentucky belle -- Chasing freedom -- We are elected! -- Starting over -- Facing new challenges -- Fighting to survive -- Elizabeth takes a stand
Control code
ocm223891895
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781426303777
Lccn
2008029314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223891895
  • (Sirsi) a1186769
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln, by Lynda D. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-77) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invitation to the White House -- Life of a slave girl -- Mary: Kentucky belle -- Chasing freedom -- We are elected! -- Starting over -- Facing new challenges -- Fighting to survive -- Elizabeth takes a stand
Control code
ocm223891895
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781426303777
Lccn
2008029314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223891895
  • (Sirsi) a1186769

Library Locations

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      500 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.759431 -95.369953
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