Discuss the role that Black chattel slavery played in American economic development and the formation of whiteness.

I’m studying and need help with a History question to help me learn.

Essays should be 5-7 pages long and double-spaced with 1-inch margins in a standard font (Times New Roman or Helvetica) and citation style (Chicago or MLA). Essays must also have in-text citations and a works cited page.Essays that do not adhere to these standards will lose points accordingly. Additionally, essays will be graded on clarity and engagement with course materials. Essays should not merely be a summary of the course readings—the course readings should be supplemental to a through explanation and/or analysis of the chosen prompt. You are free to reference videos/lectures etc. that were shown or given in class.

You have to read the following readings and answer the queastion.

  • Walter Johnson, “Jeffersonian Visions and Nightmares in Louisiana,” River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
  • Seth Rockman, “A Job for a Working Woman” in Scraping By
  • Walter Johnson, “Making a World Out of Slaves,” in Soul by Soul
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