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

Rereading Local Color: Bill Hardwig's Upon Provincialism

Review Bill Hardwig's Upon Provincialism opens with an arresting photographic image: nineteenth-century local colorist Mary Noailles Murfree, author of In the Tennessee Mountains, a collection of purportedly "authentic" sketches, sits...

Flit Lit in the Sweet Sunny South

Review When I saw a note about Chuck Thompson's new book, Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession, I had to take a look. From the title...

The Sub Series: Henry County, Georgia

Henry County 2008 The subordinate status rhetorically applied to some areas, neighborhoods, and home loans belies a contemporary reality: more US citizens reside in suburbs than in the country or...