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Behind the Scenes

or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House

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Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,525 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Categories: CT,
Downloads: 3,374
Added to site: 2008.04.01
mnybks.net#: 20469
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ng was eternal. The cloud had no silver lining, but I trust that it will be all silver in heaven. We who are crushed to earth with heavy chains, who travel a weary, rugged, thorny road, groping through midnight darkness on earth, earn our right to enjoy the sunshine in the great hereafter. At the grave, at least, we should be permitted to lay our burdens down, that a new world, a world of brightness, may open to us. The light that is denied us here should grow into a flood of effulgence beyond the dark, mysterious shadows of death. Deep as was the distress of my mother in parting with my father, her sorrow did not screen her from insult. My old mistress said to her: "Stop your nonsense; there is no necessity for you putting on airs. Your husband is not the only slave that has been sold from his family, and you are not the only one that has had to part. There are plenty more men about here, and if you want a husband so badly, stop your crying and go and find another." To these unfeeling words my mother made no

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.02.10
Vernita
****.

I am very grateful for this accurate account of what happened to Mrs. Lincoln showing real letters between her and E. Keckley. E. Keckley wrote a very feeling opening and closing to this book.


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