Thursday, March 22, 2007

BBC History Google Maps Mashup: Abolition of British Slavery

BBC History has created a great new interactive Google Maps mashup called The Abolition of British Slavery - Interactive Map:



The mashup has been created as part of the commemoration of 200 years since the abolition of slavery in Britain. Here is a description from the site:

The transatlantic slave trade involved the enforced transportation and enslavement of millions. Follow dynamic trails across Africa, the Caribbean and the UK with text, images and audio to explore the abolition of British slavery.

• How the slave trade worked
• Resistance and abolition
• Olaudah Equiano's adventures
• Back to Sierra Leone
• Facts and figures

[Thanks to Stephen Burch for the tip!!]

Here are some other great History Maps mashups:
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