Shotgun: The Most Contested House in America

@article{Edwards2009ShotgunTM,
  title={Shotgun: The Most Contested House in America},
  author={J. Edwards},
  journal={Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={62 - 96}
}
  • J. Edwards
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
Known by a variety of names in Louisiana, the shotgun house was first formally named by Fred B. Kniffen in his 1936 article on Louisiana house types. Since the pioneering work of John Michael Vlach in the 1970s, the shotgun house in New Orleans has functioned as a bellwether of political commitment to entire subcultures, including their associated social and racial predispositions. Theories of the origins of the shotgun lie deeply enmeshed in larger cultural debates on race and authority in the… Expand
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