Partial Bibliography/Sources for the East Haddam Stage Company's production of an original play

They Called Me Lizzy…from Slavery to the White House

(Please note that some sources spell her name with an added e: Keckley, she signed her name Keckly, and that is the spelling we use)

Behind the Scenes, or, 30 Years a Slave, and
Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley, 1868
(we suggest the Oxford Univ Press edition, Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women Writers )

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
by Jennifer Fleishner, Broadway Books, 2003

They Knew Lincoln
by John E. Washington, E.P. Dutton & Co, NY, 1942

Lincoln As I Knew Him
edited by Harold Holzer, Algonquin Books, 1999

Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction
by Hallie Q. Brown, Oxford University Press, 1988

The Bloody Evidence
Chicago Historical Society on-line paper

Mary Lincoln's Dressmaker: Elizabeth Keckley's Remarkable Rise from
Slave to White House Confidante

by Becky Rutberg, Walker & Co, 1995

We Are Your Sisters
Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Dorothy Sterling WW Norton & Co Pub. 1984

Lincoln Liked Her. Story of Elizabeth Keckly, a White House Factotum
Minneapolis Register newspaper article by Smith D. Fry, 1901

African American Lives
Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Oxford University Press, 2004

The Book of African American Women
by Tonya Bolden, Adams Media, 1996, 2004

Lincoln's Ladies
by H. Donald Winkler, Cumberland House, 2004

Mary Lincoln Wife and Widow
by Carl Sandburg
Applewood Books reprint edition from the original 1932 Harcourt NY publication

Written by Herself
by Frances Smith Foster, Indiana Univ Press 1993

Fashionable First Lady
by Donna McCreary, Lincoln Presentations, Pub. 2007

Welcome to Addy's World
by Susan Sinnott, Pleasant Company Publications, WI, 1999

Enterprising Women
by Virginia G. Drachman, University of North Carolina Press, 2002

Harpers Weekly newspapers, NY City, 1860-1865

Godey's Ladies Book 1850s through 1890s

Elizabeth Keckly Statement applying for a pension, Washington D.C. 1863

Elizabeth Keckly's last will and testament, November 1905

Letter from Elizabeth Keckly to Fanny Burwell, 1842

Behind the Seams; by A Nigger Woman who took in work from
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Davis

(parody) Anonymous 1868

Compiled by Kandie Carle
East Haddam Stage Company
PO Box 176
East Haddam CT 06423


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