I am currently researching the history of redlining in Georgia. Using the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation maps as a starting point, the project explores the layout of the various cities in terms of residents’ race and class. The project then goes on to consider the ways in which these cities have evolved and shifted in the decades since the 1930s.
This is part of a larger research project in which I am wrestling with the relationships between segregation, historic preservation, and tourism. My core cities of analysis are Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans. This list may grow as the project continues.