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Slavery and the Origin of Statistical Cartography

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, the US Coast Survey created a map of slavery at the height of the Civil War. The map used the 1860 census to illustrate the population density of slavery and initiated a trend of statistical ... More


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