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The Resource Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market, Walter Johnson

Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market, Walter Johnson

Label
Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market
Title
Soul by soul
Title remainder
life inside the antebellum slave market
Statement of responsibility
Walter Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.3/3500496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F379.N59
LC item number
N4 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market, Walter Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-273) and index
Contents
Chattel principle -- Between the prices -- Making a world out of slaves -- Turning people into products -- Reading bodies and marking race -- Acts of sale -- Life in the shadow of the slave market
Control code
43774626
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674821484
Lccn
99046696
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market, Walter Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-273) and index
Contents
Chattel principle -- Between the prices -- Making a world out of slaves -- Turning people into products -- Reading bodies and marking race -- Acts of sale -- Life in the shadow of the slave market
Control code
43774626
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674821484
Lccn
99046696
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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