Visualizing Emancipation maps documentary evidence about when, where, and how slavery fell apart during the American Civil War.
Secession: Virginia and the Crisis of Union, 1861 explores a topic of broad interest as the sesquicentennial of the Civil War approaches: How did the decision to secede–and start the bloodiest conflict in US history–come about?
“Hidden Patterns of the Civil War” collects a number of interrelated projects on the sectional crisis, slavery, and emancipation during the Civil War era, with a particular emphasis on the histories of the city of Richmond and the state of Virginia.
“Mining the Dispatch” seeks to explore the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond, using as its evidence nearly the full run of the Richmond Daily Dispatch from November 1860 to April 1865.
“Redlining Richmond” presents maps and lists of all of the assessment data collected for Richmond, Virginia, and explores how race and racism shaped the HOLC’s assessments of the city’s neighborhoods and the residential security map it produced for Virginia’s capital.
The History Engine is a project that gives students the opportunity to practice the craft of history by researching, writing, and publishing concise ‘micro-histories’ about small moments in American history.
Voting America examines the evolution of presidential politics in the United States across the span of American history.