Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom and, most recently, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States.

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Cover: River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton KingdomRiver of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton KingdomJohnson, WalterPAPERBACK03/13/2017$23.50
Cover: Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave MarketSoul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave MarketJohnson, WalterPAPERBACK03/02/2001$30.00
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