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Author Johnson, Walter, 1967-

Title Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market / Walter Johnson.

Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  976.33500496 JOHN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 283 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A Person with a Price -- 1. The Chattel Principle -- 2. Between the Prices -- 3. Making a World Out of Slaves -- 4. Turning People into Products -- 5. Reading Bodies and Marking Race -- 6. Acts of Sale -- 7. Life in the Shadow of the Slave Market -- Epilogue: Southern History and the Slave Trade.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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.
ISBN 0674821483 No price
0674821483 (alk. paper)