Tuesday, December 08, 2020

A History of Southern America

Southern Journey - The Migrations of the American South, 1790–2020 is a new history of the American South, written by Edward L. Ayers. The book explores southern history from the founding of the United States up to the present day. Ayers history weaves geography with history to illuminate how migration is the dominant theme of southern history. 

Southern Journey is illustrated throughout with a series of maps, created by Justin Madron and Nathaniel Ayers. These maps can also be viewed online on A Companion Site to Southern Journey. A Companion Site to Southern Journey consists of three Story Maps tracing the history of migrations in the American South. 

Each of these three Story Maps looks at a different period of American history. Each one is illustrated with a series of maps. These maps explore the changes in the black and white populations in Southern America over time. Other maps help explain the causes in the historical development of the black and white populations in the region, such as the the history of slavery and emancipation, the development of the railway and the historical trends in agriculture and industry.

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