A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the
Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and
friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln
and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly.
“I consider you my best living friend,” Mary Lincoln
wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in 1867, and indeed theirs was a close,
if tumultuous, relationship. Born into slavery, mulatto Elizabeth
Keckly was Mary Lincoln’s... more...