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From slavery to successful businesswoman and valued confidant of Lincoln's family,
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This review is from: Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House (Kindle Edition)
The white house being that of Lincoln's Presidency. The fascinating story of someone who rose from slavery to being a successful businesswoman and close to the family of Abraham Lincoln. Elizabeth Keckley was clearly a remarkable woman. It does get a bit bogged down in Lincoln's wife's sad tale towards the end. I certainly was unaware of Mary's history after her husband's assassination.