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Black persons as percent of total population, 1890
yesVisualized from the map layer 'Census Variables - 1890' to show black persons in 1890 as a percent of the total population of each countyNHGISNHGIS
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Carondelet StreetyesCarondelet Street the center of New Orleans' financial district.Created by digitizing the length of Carondelet street NA
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Cheniere CaminadayesCreated by dissolving New Orleans county multi-part feature into individual parts and then selecting Grand IsleNA
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Civil War Battles, 1861-1865yesMap layer showing the locations for Civil War battles between 1861-1865, including information on victor and estimated number of troops involved. MUSHAGO: The American Civil War 1861-1865These files were compiled, based on data from the National Park Service, by Robert Stewart, Jeremy Newcomb, and Chris Bunin as part of The Virginia Experiment, a Teaching American History grant. 2007. Courtesy of Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville City Schools, Greene County Schools, Madison County Schools and Orange County Schools. Data courtesy of The National Park Service. “The Civil War, The American Battlefield Protection Program” http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/civil.htm, December 8, 2007, Accessed December, 2007
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French-born population by county, 1890yesVisualized from the map layer 'Census Variables - 1890' to show raw number of French-born persons living in each U.S. county in 1890NHGISNHGIS
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Georectified Map - Rates of Travel from New York City, 1857
yesHistoric map from the Atlas of Historical Geography of the United StatesUniversity of Richmond, Digital Scholarship Lab, Atlas of Historical Geography of the United States projectRates of Travel from New York City, 1800-1930 [Plates 138A-E]
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Grand IsleyesCreated by dissolving New Orleans county multi-part feature into individual parts and then selecting Grand IsleNA
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Major Cities - 1860, 1890yesMap layers showing the largest cities in the country for 1860 and 1890, including population and relative rank of each city. Taken from population & rank by year tables from 1998 Census reportU.S. Census report from 1998 - "POPULATION OF THE 100 LARGEST CITIES AND OTHER URBAN PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1790 TO 1990"Metadata on table from the report
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Major Rivers of North AmericayesMajor rivers in U.S.Natural Earth Data
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New Orleans City BoundaryyesOutline of the New Orleans city boundaryCreated by dissolving boundaries between features in neighborhood file to create outline onlyNA
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New Orleans Historic DistrictsyesBoundaries of historic districts in New OrleansCity of New Orleans data.nola.gov websiteMetadata for New Orleans historic districts
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New Orleans Historic LandmarksyesPoint locations of historic landmarks in New OrleansCity of New Orleans data.nola.gov websiteMetadata for New Orleans historic landmarks
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New Orleans NeighborhoodsyesBoundaries of New Orleans neighborhoodsCity of New Orleans data.nola.gov websiteMetadata for New Orleans neighborhoods
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Percent of farms operated by share-cropping
yesVisualized from the map layer 'Census Variables - 1890' to show percent of farms employing share-cropping (as a stand-in for former slave population)NHGISNHGIS
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Plantations Built Prior to the Civil WaryesThis is a subset of the plantation list from 1600's-1900's that includes only the plantations known to have been built prior to the start of the Civil War. Our goal is to research these locations to find out which were still in active operation in the decade prior to the Civil War. However, at this point, this layer is only a *rough* estimation of the geographic concentrations of plantations in the United States. Wikipedia articleWikipedia article
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Population by county, 1890yesVisualized from the map layer 'Census Variables - 1890' to show differences in population by county in 1890NHGISNHGIS
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Railroads, 1870yesMap layer showing the extent of railroad lines as of 1870University of Nebraska at Lincoln's 'Railroads and the making of modern America' project - data download/resources and tools pageMetadata for UNL's railroad project data
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Slave vs. Free States, 1861yesShows a snapshot of states in 1861 by whether or not they had outlawed slaveryMUSHAGO: The American Civil War 1861-1865These files were compiled, based on data from the National Park Service, by Robert Stewart, Jeremy Newcomb, and Chris Bunin as part of The Virginia Experiment, a Teaching American History grant. 2007. Courtesy of Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville City Schools, Greene County Schools, Madison County Schools and Orange County Schools. Data courtesy of The National Park Service. “The Civil War, The American Battlefield Protection Program” http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/civil.htm, December 8, 2007, Accessed December, 2007
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Storm Lines, 1880-1900yesMap layer showing storm paths from 1880-1900NOAA NCDC IBTRACS ftp siteMetadata for NOAA NCDC IBTRACS
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Storm Points, 1880-1900yesMap layer showing storm points from 1880-1900NOAA NCDC IBTRACS ftp siteMetadata for NOAA NCDC IBTRACS
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The Long Road to Women's Suffrage -- Map Notes
yesMap notes with information on key events in the women's suffrage movementDownloaded from user keddy_grace from ArcGIS Online and GeoNetNA
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Transportation - Rates of Travel from New York City, 1857
yesDigitized from georectified map of the same nameDigitized by Bucknell students using georectified historic map provided by University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab project Atlas of Historical Geography of the United StatesN/A
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U.S. Territorial Acquisitions, 1783-1845yesShows areal extent of U.S. territorial acquisitions, including the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803 and Florida Purchase from Spain in 1820Teaching American History Project download pageMetadata for Teaching American History Project's territorial acquisitions data
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Women's Suffrage by State, 1896-1920yesShows states by how early or late they adopted women's suffrageRutgers University's Teach a Girl to Lead Program - Lesson Module on Women's SuffrageNHGIS NHGIS
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