NYT ‘Visualizing Slavery’

This post on the New York Times‘s Civil War blog ‘Disunion’ examines two maps that drew on data from the 1860 Census, which was the last time the Federal government took count of the South’s slave population.

The post has the following description of the map pictured above: “One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: the United States Coast Survey’s map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South. Abraham Lincoln loved the map and consulted it often; it even appears in a famous 1864 painting of the president and his cabinet.”

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