Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln'sadministration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--anuncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public andprivate life, and lines of race, gender, and society.