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Elisabeth Samson

Elisabeth Samson (1715—1771), was a Surinamese slave coffee plantation owner.

She was the daughter of the freed slave Nanoe or Mariana and had a sister named Nanette.

She lived for many years with Carl Creutz, a major coffee plantation owner, and inherited several coffee plantations from him.

In 1767, she married the planter and slave owner Hermanus Daniel Zobre (1737—1784), and became the first black woman in Surinam to marry a white man.

She was a major coffee plantation owner and coffee export trader and even owned her own ship.

By her success as a major business person and slave owner as a black woman, as well as her marriage to a white partner, she challenged both the gender and racial norms in contemporary Surinam and became a controversial figure in Surinamese history.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
October 7th, 2017 1:05pm
Black people were heavily involved in the first stage of African slave trade (catching slaves and delivering them to west coast of Africa).
Permalink Yoda 
October 7th, 2017 2:15pm
Why Surinamese and not Surinamians?
Permalink Send private email Io 
October 8th, 2017 3:28am
> Why Surinamese and not Surinamians?

Because it is Suriname and not Surinamië (-ia).

We say Surinamer plural Surinamers.

And we say Roemeen plural Roemenen to you lot, and the old guys were Romein, Romeinen. None of that donkey IA nonsense.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
October 8th, 2017 3:59am
I really appreciate and respect the foregoing accurate response on such a topic.
Permalink Regular Poster 
October 8th, 2017 1:49pm

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