"North by South is an engrossing book. It makes a fresh and welcome contribution to the understanding of social and political history in the nineteenth century."
—Journal of Southern History
"A readily assimilated case-study that illustrates very graphically the flaws in the paternalistic planters' view of slavery and the human contradictions, even in the north, of slave-ownership."
"This unique, haunting story is told well by Charles and Tess Hoffman. . . . North by South deserves a place beside larger works like Robert Manson Myer's The Children of Pride, and Malcolm Bell's Major Butler's Legacy."
Organized around a surviving plantation journal kept during two winters and one spring, North by South encompasses Arnold's career as a rice and cotton planter as it uncovers the increasingly difficult social and moral disguises that enabled him to move freely through two worlds.
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