Distribution of the colored population of the United States : 1890


Distribution of the colored population of the United States

Item Information

Title:
Distribution of the colored population of the United States : 1890
Description:
America Transformed: The African American population grew from 4.4 million at the beginning of the Civil War to 7.5 million in 1890, representing 12 percent of the country's total population. This map from the statistical atlas using 1890 census data employs six shades of brown to indicate population distribution and density. Most African Americans remained in the Southeast, but many moved to Midwestern and Northeastern states. They established communities in urban areas like St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Cartographer:
Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914
Creator:
United States. Census Office
Lithographer:
Julius Bien & Co.
Date:
[1898]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States--Population--Maps
United States--Census, 1890
African Americans--Population--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Washington] : [Government Printing Office]
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 2: homesteads to modern cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
From Statistical atlas of the United States: based upon the results of the eleventh census / by Henry Gannett. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1898.
"Plate 10."
Extent:
1 map : color ; 43 x 71 cm, on sheet 53 x 80 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,000,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016798
Call #:
G1200 .U55 1898
Barcode:
39999065670984
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