Published: 01/01/2018

Project Term: 2018-present

/ Faculty Projects

Reconstructing the New South’s Past: Race, Labor, and Architecture

This is a study of architecture’s role in shaping memory in the American South from Reconstruction to the early 20th century. It situates architecture in relationship to themes of the hopes and limits of Reconstruction, the legacies of slavery, the mythology of the Lost Cause, and environmental transformation and exploitation.

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William Spratling, Woodlawn Plantation, in Natalie Scott and William Spratling, Old plantation houses in Louisiana, 1927.