Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market - Walter Johnson

Johnson's book focuses on the American slave trade, looking at the ways, the whos, and hows.  

 

He focues on the traders (including the man who sold Northup) as well as those who were trader and those who brought.  It was mostly a man's world.  What is most interesting is how some slaves were able to influence sales.

 

Part of Summer Civil War Reading