Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, Fall

Building a Trail and Connecting a Community: The Establishment of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) is a controversial rails-to-trails development project on an abandoned right-of-way in King George County, Virginia. The Friends of the DRHT, an organization formed in the spring of 2006 to turn an idea into...
Depletion of the South's Human Capital: The Case of Eminent Black Entrepreneurs
Contrary to a once-popular belief, the Great Black Migration from the South tended to be selective of those blacks who had relatively high levels of education, occupational skills, or other forms of human capital. The present study analyzes the extent...
Revisiting "The South" and "Dixie": Delineating Vernacular Regions Using GIS
John Shelton Reed's maps of the South and Dixie in 1970s and 1980s indicated the shrinking boundaries of these two vernacular regions. This study revisits the South and Dixie. Using electronic telephone directories, this study collected all business...
The Geographical Imagination of Barack Obama: Representing Race and Space in America
It has been noted that the geographical work on race and space has often overlooked the geographies of individual African-Americans. This paper adds to the literature on race and space by focusing upon Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United...
They Are Just like the Rest of Us, Only with a Bigger Home: Spatial Integration of Socio-Economic Classes in Rural Mingo County, West Virginia
This paper examines the extent of economic segregation (ES) in rural Mingo County, West Virginia. Most studies of ES focus on large urban areas and are quantitative in nature, but because of the weaknesses of traditional quantitative techniques, I...