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

The Colonialist's Gaze

...appearance or dress. Anemia caused by hookworm decimated Puerto Rican rural workers. After the discoveries of Dr. Bailey Ashford, an effective clinical treatment became available in 1904.1For more on Ashford...

Bunk Richardson

Lynching photograph: February 11, 1906: Gadsden, Alabama The rope grips the iron where the iron bites into its hold. A noose of rust, dried blood. The dew has frozen in...

From A Field Guide to Etowah County

...written in your skin.   Published in Murder Ballads (2005). Text may vary slightly from the video reading. Published: 1 April 2008 © 2008 Jake Adam York and Southern Spaces...

The Civil Rights Archive

Video Part 2: Dr. Patton explains the layout of Trenholm State's Civil Rights Archive and addresses obstacles she encountered...

August, 1959: Morning Service

...and the gravestones leaned as if even the dead were listening.   Published in Virginia Quarterly Review (Summer 2000). Text may vary slightly from the video reading. Published: 6 December...

At Cornwall Furnace

...rise. Flawless architecture of a monument. Silent, we heft the pig and give it back.   Published in Murder Ballads (2005). Text may vary slightly from the video reading. Published:...

The Bulletin—September 21, 2012

The Bulletin compiles news from in and around the US South. We hope these posts will provide space for lively discussion and debate regarding issues of importance to those living...

The Bulletin—December 20, 2012

The Bulletin compiles news from in and around the US South. We hope these posts will provide space for lively discussion and debate regarding issues of importance to those living...