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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


The Production of “Emancipation”: Race, Ritual, and the Reconstitution of the Antebellum Order

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Elizabeth Keckly’s Behind the Scenes (1868) dislodges hegemonic models of individual sovereignty and progress, particularly as the memoir of the author’s years in the Abraham Lincoln White House ... More


Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Regis M. Fox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A reimagining of liberal ideologies of selfhood, privilege, and consent is a significant legacy of nineteenth-century black feminist knowledge production. Yet, analyses of black women’s critical ... More


Conclusion: Roll Call

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The conclusion explores the kinship between Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival and the #SayHerName Movement, as articulated by the African American Policy Forum. A more ... More


Introduction

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction examines processes by which nineteenth-century black women writers have been disassociated from legitimate forms of black struggle and defiance. Extending a definition of the liberal ... More


“Mammy Ain’t Nobody Name”: Power, Privilege, and the Bodying Forth of Resistance

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Novels such as Sherley Anne Williams’ Dessa Rose, as well as the focus of “‘Mammy Ain’t Nobody Name’: Power, Privilege, and the Bodying Forth of Resistance,” provoke dialogue with Wilson, Keckly, and ... More


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