The Resource Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker
Title
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Title variation
Mrs. Lincolns dressmaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city's elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history. In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal "modiste," responsible not only for creating the First Lady's gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world. Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley's memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but in the decades since, Keckley's story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Chiaverini brings history to life in rich, moving style
Summary
Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10165934
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Women dressmakers
  • Female friendship
  • Presidents' spouses
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455420
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2012045003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816499192
  • ocn816499192
  • OCoLC
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455420
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2012045003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816499192
  • ocn816499192
  • OCoLC

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