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Hidden Patterns of the Civil War

From the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab comes Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, a collection of "interrelated projects on the sectional crisis, slavery, and emancipation during the Civil War era, with a particular emphasis on the histories of the city of Richmond and the state of Virginia." These projects are organized into two categories, Text and Maps. In Text, visitors will find a variety of information and tools for examining text related to the Civil War in Virginia. For example, TextMapping analyzes and compares the vocabulary of two newspapers, in the Shenandoah Valley. Another notable Text project highlights the 1861 Virginia Secession Convention, and visitors may examine primary documents from the convention proceedings where delegates debated whether or not to secede from the Union. Meanwhile, over in the Maps section, visitors will find five interactive maps. This collection includes the powerful Visualizing Emancipation map, where visitors may view dozens of "Emancipation Events" that occurred across the United States during the Civil War. Collectively, the projects in Hidden Patterns of the Civil War offer a number of useful resources for history researchers and instructors alike.
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