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Reynolds Political Map of the United States (1854)

Reynolds Political Map of the U.S. (1854).

N.B.: The black states are slave states; the red states, free. The green-shaded part illustrates the territories opened to slavery on the principle of “popular sovereignty,” introduced as a part of the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854, an act which effectively repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 & radically destabilized the already unstable politics of America, leading, among other things, to the guerrilla warfare generally called Bleeding Kansas.

To download your own high-resolution copy of this image from the on-line archives of the Library of Congress, click here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle Revoir permalink
    April 24, 2010 8:36 PM

    Good evening,
    I am student at Syracuse University doing a documentary on slavery as a school project. I just want to ensure that the photos on your website are copyright free. We are only using them briefly and they project is strictly for students.
    Thank you,
    Michelle Revoir

    • April 25, 2010 12:55 AM

      Hi Michelle,

      Yes, you may use anything you find on this website for educational purposes. The image above is in the public domain, & for that you may cite, perhaps, the Library of Congress (though it is available elsewhere).

      You need only cite my web-log if you quote something I myself have written in it, or if you find it generally to be of use/interest to you in your project.


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