Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 2, November

Black Homeplace Migration to the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta: Ambiguous Journeys, Uncertain Outcomes
Between 1910 and 1970, African Americans moved out of the southeastern U.S. in one of the largest movements in human history. Some estimates hold that more than 9 million black Southerners left the South for new lives in the North and West. The migration...
Developing a Climatology of the South's 'Other' Storm Season: ENSO Impacts on Winter Extratropical Cyclogenesis
An investigation of extratropical storms in the southeastern U.S. and adjacent waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean over the winter half-year (November to April) from 1961 to 1998 reveals a March peak in observations. During El Nino events...
Hurricane Katrina and Mississippi's 'Invisible' Coast
INTRODUCTION The oft-neglected power of place was given center stage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With extensive media coverage of New Orleans, viewers were allowed to witness the event in real-time. They saw how minor changes in elevation...
Modeling Spatial Knowledge of Cities in South Carolina
A number of studies of spatial knowledge have asked people to recall lists of city names. These studies have used the frequency of a city on lists from a reference location as a surrogate measure of the knowledge acquired for that city by the typical...
Risk, Finance and North Carolina's Post-Industrial Future
While innovation is generally seen as the engine of modern economic development, geographers have paid scant attention to the role of finance as an element of the innovation infrastructure. This study explores the availability of venture capital (a...
Southern Discomfort: AIDS Stigmatization in Wilmington, North Carolina
Stigmatization creates particular spatialities, marginalizes people with HIV/AIDS and further endangers those engaged in risky behaviors. While HIV/AIDS in the American South resembles in many ways the national picture, there are cultural aspects specific...
The Manufacturing Sector in the South: Status and Recent Trends
Manufacturing has been in decline throughout most of the U. S., following a pattern seen in most industrialized economies. The southeastern states were once an exception to this trajectory due to factors such as lower costs and business-friendly policies;...
The Urban Heat Island and Local Temperature Variations in Orlando, Florida
Cities artificially alter local climates affecting economic and biological processes. This study examined air temperatures in Orlando's urban canopy layer using a network of twenty-nine fixed-point stations from September 1999 to December 2001. Urban...