Computer and online technologies are enabling historians to find ways to create new kinds of documents and ask new kinds of questions about history. Every other week, our Assistant Editor, UT History PhD student, Henry Wiencek, will introduce our readers to the most interesting of these new history projects and websites.
How did slavery end in America? It’s a deceptively simple question—but it holds a very complicated answer. “Visualizing Emancipation” is a new digital project from the University of Richmond that maps the messy, regionally dispersed and violent process of ending slavery in America.
Via Seth Dixon