HERITAGES OF PREJUDICE
By D. Dubuys
Copyright 2010 D. Dubuys
To my precious God-child for believing in me.
From France came a white man to settle in the primitive Louisiana Colony where he became a wealthy planter and slaveholder, fostering generations of prejudiced descendants. From Africa came black captives to serve him, fostering generations of hatred. In the Colony brown natives quietly observed their arrival, fear in their hearts. The forced commingling of races resulted in relationships of intrigue and anguish
This book is of imaginary interracial relationships founded on data obtained from civil records and told in a mini-series format that begins in 1746, advances in time to 2005, and then reverts to 1779 to follow in sequence.
Honoré Antoine de la Chaise, a commoner, falls in love with a lady of nobility. He is wealthy; she has only the name and privileges of royalty. They marry.
His fortune dwindles and in 1746 the couple and their family leave France for the Louisiana Colony. Resumption of wealth follows through forced labor. Their children and descendants benefit with luxurious lives, but perpetually pay the price.
In 2005, a descendant, Aimée de la Chaise Saulet, and one of a slave and planter’s son, Tamini Marie Baptist, leave New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina arrives. They, like most citizens of the South, still suffer the consequences of bigotry originating from the inhumane law of slavery.
The personages in this work not only experience the painful negative affects of intolerance stemming from slavery, but intolerance founded on unfamiliarity, wealth, dissimilarity, pompousness, male dominance and evilness - all in events and settings of historical accuracy.