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Freedom and Ballgowns: Elizabeth Keckley'S Executive Domesticity

Katherine Adams

in Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women's Life Writing, 1840-1890

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336801
eISBN:
9780199868360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336801.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868), the ... More


<i>Behind the Scenes</i> and Inside Out: Elizabeth Keckly’s Use of the Slave Narrative Form

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Advancing a formal reading of Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868), this chapter shows how Elizabeth Keckly undermines the ideological presumptions ... More


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

Elizabeth Keckley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869635
eISBN:
9781469602905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869642_keckley
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she ... More


[Page 17] Behind the Scenes.

Elizabeth Keckley

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869635
eISBN:
9781469602905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807869635.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This text contains the life story of Elizabeth Keckley. She was born in the early nineteenth century. She experienced harsh treatment under slavery. She managed to raise money through loans from ... More


Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Janet Neary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Fugitive Testimony traces the African American slave narrative across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated ... More


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