2008 election states

2008 population





Two view of the 2008 US presidential election results, one option (left) showing simple state-by-state results while the other option (right) offering a population-adjusted cartogram of state results, reflecting the popular majorities in those states who actually voted “blue” for the Democratic candidate (Barack Obama) or red for the Republican candidate (John McCain).  For more details, visit this site from Mark Newman at University of Michigan


Selected GIS Maps created by House Divided Project

The GIS map below created by Cooper H. Wingert helps visualize records from the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee and maintained by William Still documenting 995 freedom seekers during the 1850s. The radial lines illustrate the origins of the freedom seekers and their convergence at the Anti-Slavery Office at 31 N. Fifth Street in Philadelphia.  Data compiled by William C. Kashatus and James A. McGowan. Originally published in William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia (Notre Dame University Press, 2021), pp. 221-280.

The Network to Freedom and the House Divided Project have partnered on a major research initiative about Slave Stampedes on the Southern Borderlands, documenting attempted large group escapes from slavery during the period 1847 to 1865.  The GIS map below details nearly 200 attempted large group escapes or slave stampedes between 1847 and 1865, as reported in US newspapers.  Each dot represents a separate reported stampedes with dots sized according to estimated numbers, from a few freedom seekers to more than fifty.  Dark blue dots represent a freedom outcome; light blue equals uncertain (though presumed free); purple equals mixed outcomes, and red dots equal stampedes that ended in death or capture.  The dots are clickable for viewing additional data. Created by Cooper H. Wingert.

Newspaper coverage, 1856 – 1860

The custom-made Google map below visualizes newspaper coverage of slave stampedes from 1856 to 1860 with direct links inside the place marks to the articles.  Created by staff and students from the House Divided Project.