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Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part l

Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part l

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Elisabeth Samson (1715-1771) was a free woman who amassed a fortune that in today’s terms would be comparable to that of Oprah Winfrey’s. Not widely known outside of Suriname, many Surinamese assumed that she had acquired her wealth from a rich slave owner and paramour who set her free. However, in a historical novel that […]

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