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source types
  • Book
  • Newspaper
  • Official Record
  • Personal Papers
emancipation event types
  • Abuse of African Americans
  • African Americans Helping the Union
  • Capture/enslavement/re-enslavement of African Americans by Confederates
  • Capture of African Americans by Union troops
  • Conscription and Recruitment, Union (army or labor)
  • Conscription, Confederate (army or labor)
  • Fugitive Slaves/Runaways
  • Irregular fighting (Insurrection, raid)
  • Orders or regulations
  • Protecting slave property from Union troops
  • Uncategorized
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Event Types

  • Abuse of African Americans
  • African Americans Helping the Union
  • Capture/enslavement/re-enslavement of African Americans by Confederates
  • Capture of African Americans by Union troops
  • Conscription and Recruitment, Union (army or labor)
  • Conscription, Confederate (army or labor)
  • Fugitive Slaves/Runaways
  • Irregular fighting (Insurrection, raid)
  • Orders or regulations
  • Protecting slave property from Union troops
  • Uncategorized

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  • Slavery is Legal
  • Slavery is Impaired
  • Slavery is Illegal
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visualizing emancipation

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.