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Author Johnson, Walter, 1967-, author
Title Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market / Walter Johnson
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
book jacket
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 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  976.3 J6392 1999    AVAILABLE    30500101026360
Descript 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-273) and index
ch. 1. Chattel principle -- ch. 2. Between the prices -- ch. 3. Making a world out of slaves -- ch. 4. Turning people into products -- ch. 5. Reading bodies and marking race -- ch. 6. Acts of sale -- ch. 7. Life in the shadow of the slave market
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"Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations to the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of these chilling transactions into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each. What emerges is not only the brutal economics of trading but the vast and surprising interdependencies among the actors involved."--Jacket
ASA Award in American Studies 1999
Link Online version: Johnson, Walter, 1967- Soul by soul. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999 (OCoLC)607377414
Subject Slaves -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Slave trade -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Slaveholders -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
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