Explain how Walter Johnson assigns agency—the ability to act purposefully in the service of goals—to slaves within the antebellum slave market in Soul by Soul.

Soul by Soul Response Essay

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Explain how Walter Johnson assigns agency—the ability to act purposefully in the service of goals—to slaves within the antebellum slave market in Soul by Soul.What is his goal in bringing to light the agency of slaves?  Draw on at least two specific examples of slave’s agency from the text to contextualize your argument.  To conclude your paper, take a moment to reflect on the significance of everyday people in history.  Why is it important to add the stories of slaves in the slave market to mainstream narrative of southern slavery?

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