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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

St. Augustine's "Slave Market": A Visual History

Introduction Figures 1–3. Holly Goldstein, Public Market in the Plaza de la Constitución, three views, St. Augustine, Florida, 2012. Figure 1. View from behind and left. Figure 2. View from...

Watching the Surface for a Sign

Readings Patrick Phillips reads "Brass Knuckles." Poem text Patrick Phillips reads "The Chimney." Poem text. Patrick Phillips reads "The Flood." Poem text Patrick Phillips reads "Heaven." Poem text Patrick Phillips reads an excerpt...

Preserving the Memory of Ybor City, Florida

Introduction Founded by cigar manufacturers V.M. Ybor and Ignacio Haya in 1885, Ybor City, Florida, became the "Cigar Capital of the World" in the early twentieth century. Despite efforts by...

Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls: Video and Essay When the body is falling apart, it's hard to pay attention to what your soul is telling you. —Sister Manette Durand Map of Jonestown,...

New Shades o'Death Creek

Excerpt Set in West Virginia, this excerpt from Giardina's novel of time-space travel, Fallam's Secret (2003), evokes the physical and emotional landscapes of mountaintop removal in the southern Appalachians. On...

Selma Bridge: Always Under Construction

Essay In one of the stranger scenes of this year's presidential campaign marathon, a dozen Gees Bend quilters joined hands with candidate John McCain, singing "Old Ship of Zion" as...