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Two Kingdoms and Slavery - White Horse Inn Blog

Two Kingdoms and Slavery - White Horse Inn Blog | history | Scoop.it
A few years ago I had the privilege of speaking at a conference on Karl Barth at Princeton Seminary. In one unforgettable moment, George Harinck, history professor at the Free University of Amsterdam, explained the ...
Franklin altenburg's insight:

this was a terrible thing

Shaun Creek's comment, September 25, 2013 2:07 PM
Great research Franky!
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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery | history | Scoop.it

"Historian Susan Schulten writes in her book Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America that during the 1850s many abolitionists used maps to show slavery's historical development and to illustrate political divisions within the South. (You can see many of those maps on the book’s companion website.)  Schulten writes that President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map (hi-res) even appears in the familiar Francis Bicknell Carpenter portrait First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, visible leaning against a wall in the lower right-hand corner of the room."


Tags: mapping, historical, cartography.

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Franklin altenburg's insight:

Abraham lincoln is one of my favourite heros cause if I lived in america at that time I would be a slave to some rich women or man 

Expert's comment, September 25, 2013 7:09 PM
good maps http://www.skoyun.com/oyunlar/oyunskor
Anna & Lexi 's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:18 AM

I chose this scoop because it relates to slavery, and slavery has something to do with economics. It also has to do with social. This map was used by Lincoln to see the reach of slavery. TOPIC: social

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:13 AM

Great historical map of the population density of enslaved people during the 1850s. I would like to see this map with a side by side of the poulation density of modern day african americans. I think they would be very similar due to many people not wanting to leave their culture and tradtion behind. Another little thing i found interesting on this map is where the slaves were the most populated such as along the mississippi and coastal carolinas. This is from the farms having to use massive amounts of water to run and whats better than being right on the water.