Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

  • 10h 22m 53s
  • Walter Johnson
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, 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 this chilling trade 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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Chattel Principle
  • Chapter 2 - Between the Prices
  • Chapter 3 - Making a World Out of Slaves
  • Chapter 4 - Turning People into Products
  • Chapter 5 - Reading Bodies and Marking Race
  • Chapter 6 - Acts of Sale
  • Chapter 7 - Life in the Shadow of the Slave Market


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