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The Resource Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray, Dorothy Love

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray, Dorothy Love

Label
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
Title
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Love
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write in the schoolroom Mary and her mother keep for the slave children, and eventually becomes Mary's housekeeper and confidante. As Mary's health declines, Selina becomes her personal maid, strengthening a bond that lasts until death parts them. Forced to flee Arlington at the start of the Civil War, Mary entrusts the keys to her beloved home to no one but Selina. When Union troops begin looting the house, it is Selina who confronts their commander and saves many of its historic treasures. In a story spanning crude slave quarters, sunny schoolrooms, stately wedding parlors, and cramped birthing rooms, novelist Dorothy Love amplifies the astonishing true-life account of an extraordinary alliance and casts fresh light on the tumultuous years leading up to and through the wrenching battle for a nation's soul. A classic American tale, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray is the first novel to chronicle this beautiful fifty-year friendship forged at the crossroads of America's journey from enslavement to emancipation"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Love, Dorothy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.O8387
LC item number
M77 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Mary Randolph Custis
  • African American women
  • Slaves
  • Female friendship
  • United States
Label
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray, Dorothy Love
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 382)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1669958
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780718042448
Lccn
2016000399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1669958
  • (Sirsi) 1669958
  • (OCoLC)930256975
Label
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray, Dorothy Love
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 382)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1669958
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780718042448
Lccn
2016000399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1669958
  • (Sirsi) 1669958
  • (OCoLC)930256975

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