Thirty years a slave.

From bondage to freedom. The institution of slavery as seen on the plantation and in the home of the planter
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Slaves -- United States -- Social condi
StatementAutobiography of Louis Hughes
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"Thirty Years a Slave offers one of the most detailed first-hand descriptions of slavery available in the entire slave narrative tradition.

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In his under-appreciated autobiography, Louis Hughes accomplishes the remarkable literary feat of recording with equal conviction both the injustices of slavery and the capacities of African Americans, while enduring enslavement, to resist demoralization and victimhood."/5(81).

Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom by Louis Hughes (Author)/5(70). Stung by public criticism of her efforts to help the debt-ridden former First Lady raise money by selling her expensive wardrobe, Thirty years a slave.

book tried to defend herself in her autobiography, Behind the Scenes, Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, which was published in New York in /5().

thirty years a slave from bondage to freedom the institution of slavery as seen on the plantation and in the home of the planter autobiography of louis hughes milwaukee: south side printing company Thirty Years a Slave is not only a fascinating window into American slavery, but also a trenchant work of memoir.

Louis Hughes had the misfortune of being ideally positioned to sketch for us the institution of slavery as it was practiced from the Virginia Tidewater to the Mississippi Delta, particularly on cotton plantations, but he also claimed for himself a profound dignity and a Thirty years a slave.

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Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in the White/5(). Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House Paperback – Cited by: Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom is an example of a literary form known as "the slave narrative" or "captivity literature." This remarkable autobiography recounts the life of Louis Hughes, born a slave in Virginia, who secretly learned to read and write, and was later able to tell his : Louis Hughes.

Hughes's autobiography, Thirty Years a Slave, From Bondage into Freedom, was published in This chronological account details the daily lives of slaves and the hardships they suffered.

This chronological account details the daily lives of slaves and the hardships they suffered. Thirty Years a Slave provides a great deal of information about the complex relationships between slaves and masters, along with graphic accounts of the physical abuse slaves endured, and details about slave markets, slave religion, and the organization of plantation work.

Keckley published Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House inpartly to help Mrs. Lincoln financially and partly to counter criticism of Mrs. Lincoln. Keckley did not foresee the overwhelming public disapproval for publishing personal details about Mrs.

Lincoln and White House private life; it led to the end of her dressmaking career as well as condemnation from the. Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House book.

Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I have often been asked to /5(). Thirty Years a Slave is a popular book by Louis Hughes. Read Thirty Years a Slave, free online version of the book by Louis Hughes, on Louis Hughes's Thirty Years a Slave consists of 5 parts for ease of reading.

Thirty Years a Slave From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter: Autobiography of Louis Hughes Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: Revolution to the Civil War () Subject: African Americans -- Biography Subject: Slaves -- United States -- Biography Subject.

Thirty Years a Slave - FULL Audio Book - by Louis Hughes - U.S. History - African-American Literature - Non-Fiction - Louis Hugues was born. Elizabeth Keckley was a slave for the first 30 years of her life and at times suffered floggings, harassment and sexual assault.

With the help of friends and patrons for whom she had sewn, she raised $1, for the manumission of herself and her son in November Keckely promised to repay her friends for their help and earned enough money by sewing to do so.4/5(9).

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House. In this Book. Additional Information. Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House; Elizabeth Keckley ; Book; Published by: the book's publication prompted an even greater public outcry, with the added racial subtext of.

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration.4/4(22).

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The text begins: LIFE ON A COTTON PLANTATION. BIRTH—SOLD IN A RICHMOND SLAVE PEN. I was born in Virginia, innear Charlottesville, in the beautiful valley of the Rivanna river. My father was a white man and my mother a negress, the slave of one John Martin. Ultimately, Thirty Years A Slave is an expression of Hughes's desire to accurately describe the nature of the influence that the institution of slavery had.

In Thirty Years A Slave Hughes provides vivid descriptions and explicit accounts of how the McGee plantation in Mississippi, and the McGee mansion in Tennessee functioned--accounts of the lives of the many slaves that lived, suffered and sometimes died under the cruel and unusual punishments meted out by Boss and his monstrously unstable and vindictive wife/5().

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ISBN ; First French edition: De l'esclavage à la Maison Blanche - Souvenirs d'Elizabeth Keckley, translated by Cosima de Boissoudy, VOIX-OFF,ISBN Fleischner, Jennifer (). : FebruaryDinwiddie County Court. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley at Barnes & Noble.

Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Wildside Press. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly () was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincolnas personal modiste and confidante, and the author of her autobiography, Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years Cited by: Read Behind the Scenes / Thirty years a slave‚ and Four Years in the White House online by Elizabeth Keckley atthe free online library full of thousands of classic books.

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Born to a white man and a "negress" and brought up in a beautiful river valley near Charlottesville, Va., Hughes was bought and sold twice by the time he was 11 years old. In this absorbing. Ultimately, Thirty Years A Slave is an expression of Hughes’s desire to accurately describe the nature of the influence that the institution of slavery had on this country during the two hundred years in which it existed here, and the influence it continues to have on the heart and soul of a post-Civil War, postth Amendment United States.

behind the scenes. by elizabeth keckley, formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to mrs. abraham lincoln.

or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the white house. new york: g. carleton & co., publishers. m dccc lxviii.

Thirty Years A Slave - audiobook Louis HUGHES ( - ) Louis Hughes was born a slave near Charlottesville, Virginia to a white father and a black slave.

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Always making up stories, she has written tons and read tons more. She also spent thirty years in the service, 2 in the U.S. Air Force. Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Keckley, Elizabeth, Title: Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House Language: English: LoC Class: CT: History: Biography: LoC Class: E History: America: Civil War period () audio books by Jane Cited by: