Map Room

GROWING UP BY RUSSELL BAKER

Russell Baker’s Pulitzer Prizer-winning memoir of his Depression era childhood, Growing Up (1981) offers a wonderful gateway to study the period between 1900 and 1945 in American history.  There is no free online text for this book, but we have mapped Baker’s memories below and have also created a special resource page for the study of his important text.


US DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

This Google map embedded below presents brief excerpts from George Herring’s study, From Colony to Superpower (2008) in five layers:  Early Republic (1776-1815), Manifest Destiny (1815-1900), World Wars (1900-1945), Early Cold War (1945-1962), and Modern Era (1962-2001).  Several of the individual place marks also contain links to student-created detail maps on important episodes in US diplomatic history.


ELECTION RESULTS

These various election maps come from the “Voting America” project at the Digital Scholarship Lab in the University of Richmond.  Click on any of the images below to get to animated versions of these resources.

Presidential maps

US Presidential Elections, 1840-2008 (DSL)


County

Presidential Popular Vote by County (DSL)

 

Turnout

Presidential Election Turnout, 1840-1972 (DSL)