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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
Elizabeth Keckley gained her professional reputation in Washington, DC, making expertly fashioned dresses for the city's elite. In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose her from among numerous applicants to be her personal "modiste," responsible for creating the First Lady's beautiful gowns and dressing her for important occasions. In this role, Elizabeth Keckley was quickly drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, a witness to events within the private quarters of the White House. Keckley supported the First Lady through years of war, political strife, and devastating personal losses, even as she endured heartbreaking tragedies of her own
Member of
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
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
M77 2013b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Women dressmakers
  • Female friendship
  • Presidents' spouses
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19928238
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455420
Lccn
2012045003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0012450152
Label
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19928238
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455420
Lccn
2012045003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0012450152

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