Behind the Scenes

Elizabeth KECKLEY (1818 - 1907)


This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book, filled with many recollections of her own life and her interactions with the Lincolns and other members of the government elite. (summary by Guero)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laura Victoria
00:08:58
Play 01 Ch. 1 - Where I was Born Beverly Scott
00:20:05
Play 02 Ch. 2 - Girlhood and its Sorrows Becky Cook
00:12:00
Play 03 Ch. 3 - How I Gained My Freedom ashleighjane
00:19:37
Play 04 Ch. 4 - In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis Ruth Kidson
00:13:40
Play 05 Ch. 5 - My Introduction to Mrs. Lincoln Ruth Kidson
00:14:49
Play 06 Ch. 6 - Willie Lincoln's Death-Bed ashleighjane
00:17:51
Play 07 Ch. 7 - Washington 1862-3 ashleighjane
00:14:23
Play 08 Ch. 8 - Candid Opinions Jill Preston
00:14:12
Play 09 Ch. 9 - Behind the Scenes kattekliek
00:13:24
Play 10 Ch. 10 - The Second Inauguration Linda Velwest
00:22:18
Play 11 Ch. 11 - The Assassination of President Lincoln Guero
00:29:29
Play 12 Ch. 12 - Mrs. Lincoln Leaves the White House Guero
00:27:18
Play 13 Ch. 13 - Origin of the Rivalry btwn. Mr. Douglas & Mr. Lincoln Beverly Scott
00:12:19
Play 14 Ch. 14 - Old Friends Becky Cook
00:26:26
Play 15 Ch. 15 Part 1 - Secret History of Mrs. Lincoln's Wardrobe in New York Bridget Gaige
00:33:24
Play 16 Ch. 15 Part 2 - Secret History of Mrs. Lincoln's Wardrobe in New York Bridget Gaige
00:28:42
Play 17 Appendix - Letters from Mrs. Lincoln to Mrs. Keckley Michelle Day
00:38:44