A book review is an analytic or critical review of a book and not primarily a summary; rather, it comments on and evaluates the work in the light of specific issues and theoretical concerns in a course. Keep the following questions in mind as you read, make notes, and write the review.
This paper should be turned in Thursday, February 25th on Blackboard by the beginning of the class session. Be sure your paper is 4-5 pages in Times New Roman, 12pt. font with one inch margins. The strongest papers have direct quotes from the assigned text, Soul by Soul.
(only source is the book Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001)
What is the author’s goal of writing Soul by Soul? Or, what does he intend for you to learn about slave markets and the culture of slave owning?
What exactly does the text contribute to your understanding of slavery in America and the broader history of Minorities in America?
In what way did this reading further your understanding of US history?
What other topics for further discussion does the work raise?
What are your own reactions to the text Soul by Soul?
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