North by South: The Two Lives of Richard James Arnold (Paperback)

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In 1823, Richard James Arnold, descendant of a Quaker family involved in the movement to abolish slavery in Rhode Island, married Louisa Gindrat of Bryan County, Georgia, and acquired a plantation called White Hall--thirteen hundred acres of rice and cotton land and sixty-eight slaves. Over the next fifty years, Arnold led two distinct, if never entirely separate lives, building through successive Georgia winters a profitable southern "paradise" rooted in human bondage, then returning each spring to his business interests and extended family in Rhode Island.

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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Publisher University of Georgia Press
Mfg Part# 9780820334431
SKU 212126197
Format Paperback
ISBN10 082033443X
Release Date 9/8/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0348
Publisher University of Georgia Press

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