Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride
by Carolyn V. Hamilton
In 18th c. Dutch Suriname, an educated Free Negress, owner of rich coffee plantations, desires what her wealth cannot buy: legal marriage with her love, a white colonial officer. First she must overcome Dutch law forbidding mixed marriage, and the powerful forces of the government and white plantocracy who covet her property, call her whore and accuse her of treason. Based on a true story.