Visualizing Emancipation

Scott Nesbitt, University of Georgia, and Edward L. Ayers, University of Richmond, Directors | Jul 27, 2020

Visualizing Emancipation is a map of slavery’s end during the American Civil War. It finds patterns in the collapse of southern slavery, mapping the interactions between federal policies, armies in the field, and the actions of enslaved men and women on countless farms and city blocks. It encourages scholars, students, and the public to examine the wartime end of slavery in place, allowing a rigorously geographic perspective on emancipation in the United States. The site offers lesson plans and student activities.


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