Lost in the City: An Exploration of Edward P. Jones's Short Fiction

Section 1: Mapping All Aunt Hagar's Children

By Hira Chaudhary & Angela Zitting
ArcGIS Maps Constructed by Ahmed Foggie

The theme of characters moving from "deep-South" to "up-South" Washington DC is prevalent throughout the collection and points to the fact that the community of African Americans in DC was growing and expanding, as people from all different walks of life came to settle together, bringing aspects of the South they had left behind with them and combining it with the culture of African Americans they found in DC, creating a new culture for the black community in DC.

This map charts the specific addresses Jones references in All Aunt Hagar’s Children. Selecting a specific story the left hand side will reveal only those locations mentioned in that story. To the right is a color-coded legend with the exact name of each point on the map. Zoom in and out by using the plus and minus symbols. To reset the map view to the original setting, select the home icon.

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