Lewis' free soil, slavery, and territorial map of the United States


Lewis' free soil, slavery, and territorial map of the United States

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Title:
Lewis' free soil, slavery, and territorial map of the United States
Description:
The war with Mexico changed the country’s contours. Following the war, a major concern was the status of these newly acquired lands – would they be slave or free? And what rights of citizenship would their residents receive? While state boundaries are not shown on the map itself, the presence of state symbols surround the map and underscore its message: Would the tenuous balance of slave and free states, which had held since the country’s founding, continue or be upset as states were carved out of this new territory?
Creator:
Lewis, John C., 1820-1883
Date:
[1848]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Slavery--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New York : John Lewis
Notes:
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
Relief shown by hachures.
Includes text and decorative border with the seals of numerous states.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 35 x 37 cm, on sheet 47 x 61 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006529
Call #:
G3701.E9 1848 .L49x
Barcode:
39999059026367
Terms of Use:
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