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Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House

Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House

This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle.  Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.  Download the app for your device and start reading for free. ‘This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers.’ 'ELIZABETH HOBBS KECKLEY (1818-1907), dressmaker to the elite of Washington D.C. on the eve of the Civil War, was, remarkably, a free black woman who'd purchased her emancipation through the fruits of her own hard work. In 1861, she became the personal designer to Mary Todd Lincoln, as well as one of the First Lady's closest confidantes. Only a few years later, however, that relationship was in ruins, when this 1868 book created a scandal.... Show More
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