I am not sure where this goes - probably right before "Dawn, Prologue." Backstory: in the 1820's, it was a capital offense in South Carolina for slaves to know how to read. As a child, LaLi, unbeknownst to the Master, was taught to read and write by the Master's 7 year old daughter. When the Master found out, he began beating LaLi; a few years later, he was regularly raping her.
The Blue Lady is a story is about what happened the night Master died and the relationship between two slaves in 1830 South Carolina, LaLi, Elizabeth, and The Master's wife, their mistress, Missy.
This is a revisionist tale about slavery from a female point of view about how three people with a blood connection - The Master, The Master's & LaLi's mulatto son, and Blue, the mother of their grandchildren - wound up dead in the space of a night. At least one of the dead, Blue, was murdered. The Blue Lady finally is the story of how guilt was assigned that night without anyone taking responsibility.