Monthly Archives: November 2023

Map Duo Presentation Leo Barnes and Christopher Ferreira – Negro Program of Communist Party & Guerrilla Acts of Sabotage

While the precise date is unknown, the Negro Program of the Communist Party Map predates the Guerilla Acts of Sabotage map. The map was published by the South Carolina Klu Klux Klan to associate African Americans and communists together to … Continue reading

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Emilie Mannino – Map of the Week

Emilie Mannino This 2012 political map was chosen as my “Map of the Week” since the cartographer  shows an absurd amount of bias, along with some humor to engage the audience in an interesting way. The absurd exaggeration the map … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Voici les Bases Américaines dans le Monde: Que est l’agresseur? Qui Menace?

When you first look at this map, what do you think? As an American, you’d think it was another anti-soviet, anti-communist map. The gigantic arrows pointing to the U.S.S.R. and China make you think so, especially if you can’t read … Continue reading

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Map Duo Presentation on Lunar Wall Mosaic Map by Alex Harry and Steven Yao

The Lunar Wall Mosaic Map was made in 1962 by the USA during the height of conflict in the Space Race between the USSR and the USA. This map depicts creators, mountains, and flat lands that are, for the most … Continue reading

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Map Duo Presentation: World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases

Created in 1950 by Dr. Jacques May, the “Atlas of Disease: World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases” was created during the Cold War to mark the divide between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and more prominently, the so-called “First” and “Third” … Continue reading

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Duo Map Presentation on World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases by Jacob Wigglesworth and Emilie Mannino

World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases This map of World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases for Yaws, Pinta, and Bejel showcases the epidemiology of the spirochetal diseases being represented through this map (Yaws, Pinta, Bejel), and included information on different factors affecting … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Redlining in Richmond

If one were to travel from Richmond’s West End or Westover Hills to Church Hill or Oak Grove on a sweltering summer day, the difference in temperature would be appreciable. Representing average summertime temperatures, areas colored in red and orange … Continue reading

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This is a map of Virginia showing the state’s slave population, information obtained from the 1860 census. Slavery had existed in Virginia since it’s beginning as a British colony, stretching back to 1619. By 1860, enslaved persons comprised around one-third … Continue reading

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Utopia by Thomas More, 1518.

Utopia by Thomas More, 1518. Have you ever been disappointed by the city you live in? Have you ever dreamed of living in a perfect city? A place you can find beautiful gardens on every street corner? Where every neighbor is … Continue reading

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Map Of The Week: Carta Marina

  When looking at the mystical creatures in the map above, we get a striking feeling of déjà-vu. We have all seen a map like this in one of the fantasy books we read as children. But this map is … Continue reading

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