Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Atlas of American History


American Panorama is a superb new historical mapping project from the University of Richmond.

You may remember that last year the university released an interactive mapped showcase of the nearly 700 maps in the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. That interactive map allows you to view maps from Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, published in 1932. The Atlas contained hundreds of maps covering a vast range of social, economic and political aspects of life in the Untied States, all of which can now be viewed on top of an interactive Leaflet map on the university's website.

Richmond University has now unveiled a new project to map important themes and events in American history. American Panorama currently has four interactive maps exploring the early history of the United States. The first four maps from the project are; The Forced Migration of Enslaved People, The Overland Trails, Foreign-Born Population and Canals.

There will be many more maps to come exploring other aspects of American history.
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