American Panorama

An Atlas of United States History

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American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.


More to come soon . . .

American Panorama is an ongoing project. In the coming months we'll be adding maps on redlining during the Great Depression, on urban renewal in postwar America, on presidential voting—with more to come after that.

And if you like American Panorama . . .

check out a great historical atlas from the 20th century that's enhanced for the 21st.

The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

About the Project

American Panorama is created by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond. Robert K. Nelson and Edward L. Ayers serve as editors, Scott Nesbit as an associate editor. Justin Madron manages the project's spatial data. Nathaniel Ayers leads the design work.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Richmond have generously provided funding for American Panorama. Stamen Design developed the software for this project.


We are deeply grateful for the wise counsel and steadfast support that Kathy Monday has offered this project. It's impossible to imagine a colleague of greater integrity, generosity, decency, and kindness. We dedicate the initial release of American Panorama to her with admiration and appreciation.