Suzanne Scafe, 16 February 1989
Show More Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley.
Oxford, 371 pp., £15.50, July 1988, 0 19 505259 5Show More
The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke by Brenda Stevenson.
Oxford, 609 pp., £22.50, July 1988, 0 19 505238 2Show More
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Secole in Many Lands by Mary Secole.
Oxford, 371 pp., £15.50, July 1988, 0 19 505249 8Show More
“... thereafter never again. The sons and daughters of her master became her and her mother’s family. Elizabeth grew to cherish the bond between them and returned to see them after she had gained her freedom and become a successful dressmaker at the White House. Characteristically, she describes these strange loyalties as both reciprocal and ...”