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The free negress Elisabeth

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
McLeod,Cynthia (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781905147830
Published:
London: Arcadia Books Ltd
ISBN:
190514783
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, Biography, Race relations, Fiction, Women, Suriname, South America, Samson, Elisabeth, 1715-1771, Free blacks
Notes:
316 p., She was an 18th century black Suriname woman with millions of dollars. But she sought the forbidden: to marry a white man. Why, when she already had so much? Elisabeth Samson's immense wealth puzzled many early historians who concluded that it could only have been the result of an inheritance from a master with whom she had lived and by whom she had been set free.