The Free Negress Elisabeth
by Cynthia McLeod and Brian Doyle


Overview - Elisabeth Samson, a free black Surinamese woman who lived in 18th-century Dutch Guyana, is the central character in this compelling novel. Challenging the prevailing racial stereotypes by demonstrating her intelligence and business acumen, she is determined to marry a white man in defiance of all established norms and conventions.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Elisabeth Samson, a free black Surinamese woman who lived in 18th-century Dutch Guyana, is the central character in this compelling novel. Challenging the prevailing racial stereotypes by demonstrating her intelligence and business acumen, she is determined to marry a white man in defiance of all established norms and conventions. Set amidst the rich backdrop of the Golden Age of Suriname, this biographical account depicts the complex social and racial stratifications which were features of slave colonies of the era as well as this remarkable woman who overcame institutionalized discrimination and prejudice to become one of the wealthiest individuals in the slave colony of Dutch Guyana.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781905147830
  • ISBN-10: 190514783X
  • Publisher: Arcadia Books
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 316
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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