Walter Johnson: "Freedom's Servant: Slavery, Freedom and Reparations as a Theory of History"

Walter Johnson (Ph.D., History, Princeton University) is Associate Professor of History at New York University. Professor Johnson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and three books: the award-winning Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1999), The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas, 1808-1888 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery, Capitalism, and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).