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

Rethinking the Geography of Lynching

Review "Lynching of Negroes is growing to be a southern pastime," declared the Reverend D. A. Graham of the A.M.E. church in a sermon preached in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part...

Brushes with War

Review The Assessment (Spc. Nick Weishaar), 2012, Oil on board by Victor Juhasz. Reproduced by permission of "The Joe Bonham Project." Created in cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

The Battle of Atlanta: History and Remembrance

Introduction to the Battle of Atlanta Project Confederate and Union troops in close combat, Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama, Atlanta, Georgia, 1886. Painting by the American Panorama Company. The fall of...

Single Centers of Creation?

Essay Detail from Nancy Lowe, Source, Species Icons exhibit, Schatten Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009. Introduction In this sampling from ORIGIN, a collaborative exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of...

Cherokee Removal Scenes: Ellijay, Georgia, 1838

Introduction Map of Main Indian Removal Routes from James W. Clay, Paul D. Escott, Land of the South (Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 1989). On May 28, 1830 America’s long-standing policy...

Memorializing the Freedom Riders

Essay Another Mother's Day has come and gone and still no officially supported memorial honors the Freedom Riders at the site where civil rights workers braved the vicious firebombing of...