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Creating American Borders

30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries, 1629 - 2000. Historical state and territorial boundaries are also displayed from 178...

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This is a great little animation that shows changes in county boundaries, but the available data files are a treasure for historical geographers!

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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:53 PM

I am interested in US History and watching the creation of the boundaries with the year that they were created gives a lot of insight into the people and population of that time. Also the rate of change in size from year to year gives insight into the economic and political status of the country at that time. This is a great clip to watch even if just to see how much the country has physically changed over time.

Jesse Olsen's comment, March 16, 2013 10:04 AM
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Betty Klug's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:50 PM

I love animation maps.  Great for getting students interested in learning.

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The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

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The Atlantic CitiesThe Real Boundaries of the Bible BeltThe Atlantic CitiesReligion in America has an unmistakable geographic dimension.

 

I have lived in three Southern states: North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky. Each time I moved, I was being told that I was going to be living in the "buckle" of the Bible Belt!


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Persuasive Maps

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John F. Smith's smartly-designed biblical anti-slavery map of the mid-19th Century United States. Prepared in 1888; excerpted from “Maps for an emerging nation”.

 

Maps don't just convey information--they can also shape the way that we think about the world that is being represented by that map.  Maps are texts and sometimes they have very strong perspectives that the cartographer put into that map.  This persausive map shows one way of interpreting American history after the end of reconstruction.  Notice that in addition to the very overt religious, moral tone condemning the South for slavery, the ideas of Manifest Destiny are also woven into the fabric of this map. 

 

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