Soul by Soul Questions and Answers

Soul by Soul

Soul by Soul is a very sophisticated work, with a multifaceted thesis that is difficult to understand without familiarity with the historiography of slavery. The book focuses on the New Orleans...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2018, 4:17 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

Soul by Soul

One of Walter Johnson's central arguments in Soul by Soul is that slaveholders often represented themselves to each other by their slaves. What this means is that those who owned slaves were...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021, 2:46 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Soul by Soul

In Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market, Walter Johnson shows how slaves were adapted to represent their new masters even before they were purchased. Slave traders fed the slaves...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021, 2:58 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Soul by Soul

The most important factor in determining the value of slaves was how much work could be got out of them. All slaves, whatever the precise function they performed, were expected to work hard, and...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 6:28 am (UTC)

2 educator answers