A Good Country began with a plan to examine the color lines in each of the twelve towns in which I'd lived, worked, or worshipped.  As I excavated the stories of how those color lines got there, I found that they were really only local examples of the national or regional white supremacist movements that make up our nation's history. The stories I tell are truly the stories of our entire nation. This map shows the path between my twelve towns in black, and highlights the many other places that are featured in the stories of their color lines in gold.