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

Mississippi: State of Confession

...and those of Mississippians" (182). She employs denominational sources, notes and reports from religious meetings, letters from northern parishioners, and instances of civil rights opposition in northern cities involving white...

Lyle Saxon and the WPA Guide to New Orleans

...installing the de rigueur four-poster bed and lining the study with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves crammed with his collection of "pre-Civil War Portraits of Negroes." He'd write for a spell, amble down...

A Mess of Poke

...root in southern cities. See, for instance, a lengthy article in the New York Times on August 14, 2011, which features Kelly Callahan, a resident of East Atlanta, who began...

Gold Records in Deep Space

...film footage of roots music before the advent of television is scarce, many recent documentaries incorporate reenactments. The 2005 PBS documentary The Carter Family, for instance, reenacts early recording sessions....

Rethinking the Geography of Lynching

...time recognized this; civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, for instance, called lynching not a southern, but a national pastime).2Ida B. Wells, "Lynch Law in America," January 1900, accessed October...