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The Architecture of Racial Segregation: The Challenges of Preserving the Problematical Past
The Public Historian
  • Robert R. Weyeneth, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Publication Date
10-1-2005
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Abstract
The article examines racial segregation as a spatial system and proposes a conceptual framework for assessing its significance. It analyzes how the ideology of white supremacy influenced design form in the United States and how Jim Crow architecture appeared on the landscape. For African Americans, the settings for everyday life were not simply the confines of this imposed architecture; the article analyzes responses such as the construction of alternative spaces. The discussion concludes by considering the architecture of segregation from the perspective of historic preservation.
Citation Information
Robert R. Weyeneth. "The Architecture of Racial Segregation: The Challenges of Preserving the Problematical Past" The Public Historian Vol. 27 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 11 - 44
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_weyeneth/1/