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Mrs. Lincoln & Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave

In this work, Jennifer Fleischner weaves together the lives of Mary Lincoln and her White House dressmaker/confidante Elizabeth Keckly. She also explains that she chose to spell "Keckly" as Elizabeth herself signed her name, but which is unfamiliar to readers who have read Behind the Scenes, Elizabeth's own story.

Hardcover Edition

  • Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. W.W. Norton & Co., 1989.

  • Bayne, Julia Taft and Decradico, Mary (introduction). Tad Lincoln's Father. Bison Books, 2001.

  • Berry, Stephen. House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

  • Clinton, Catherine. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life. Harper, 2009.

  • Emerson, Jason. Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.

  • Emerson, Jason. Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History. University of Illinois Press, 2012.

  • Emerson, Jason. The Madness of Mary Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.

  • Epstein, Daniel M. The Lincolns. Ballantine Books, 2008.

  • Fleischner, Jennifer. Mrs. Lincoln & Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave. Broadway Books, 2003.

  • Goff, John S. Robert Todd Lincoln: A Man in His Own Right. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

  • Keckley, Elizabeth and Foster, Frances Smith. Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, Or, Four Years in the White House. University of Illinois Press, 2002, paperback edition.

  • Lachman, Charles. The Last Lincolns: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Family. Union Square Press, 2008.

  • McCreary, Donna. Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln. Lincoln Presentations, 2007.

  • McCreary, Donna. Lincoln's Table: A President's Culinary Journey from Cabin to Cosmopolitan. Lincoln Presentations, 2008.

  • Neely, Mark E., Jr. and McMurtry, R. Gerald. The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.

  • Neely, Mark E., Jr. and Harold Holzer. The Lincoln Family Album. New York: Doubleday, 1990. Paperback Edition, Southern Illinois University Press, 2006.

  • Packard, Jerrold M. The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years that Shattered a Family. St. Martin's Press, 2005.

  • Pratt, Harry E. The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield: The Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943.

  • Pritchard, Myra H., and Emerson, Jason. The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.

  • Randall, Ruth P. Lincoln's Sons. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1955.

  • Sandburg, Carl and Paul M. Angle. Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow. Reissue edition Applewood Books, 1995.

  • Tarbell, Ida M. The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln. Forgotten Books, 2012.

  • Turner, Justin G. and Turner, Linda Levitt, eds. Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters. Reprint edition, 1987.

  • Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Parentage and Childhood. New York: The Century Company, 1926.

  • Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years, 1816-1830. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 2002 (paperback edition).

  • Williams, Frank and Burkhimer, Michael, editors. The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady. Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.

  • Winkle, Kenneth J. Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.

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