Jennifer Chiaverini http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What Was It Like To Be Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-was-it-be-mrs-lincolns-dressmaker <p>In the mid-1800s Elizabeth Keckley was a slave living in St. Louis.</p><p>As a highly skilled dressmaker, she was eventually able to earn the money to buy her freedom.</p><p>New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of a new book about Elizabeth Keckley.&nbsp; She writes about Keckley moving from St. Louis to Washington D.C. and becoming First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal dressmaker.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio’s Erin Williams talked with Chiaverini about her new book, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.”</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:11:14 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards, Don Marsh & Erin Williams 8596 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Was It Like To Be Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker?