Map of the slave population in the united states 1860. Map of a map of the united states in 1860 showing the states and territory boundaries at the time and is color coded to show the slave states and distribution of slaves the free states and the territories all open to slavery under the compromise of 1850 under the decision of the supreme court and under southern claims that slavery should exist until status should be fixed by state.
Map of free and slave states in 1860.
United states slavery map 1860. In the first decades of the early republic the northern states had a significant population of slaves. The act led directly to the bleeding kansas conflict where pro and anti slavery settlers and malcontents rushed to the territory and fought to turn it their way in a prelude to the. Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the united states description.
This map identifies which states and territories of the united states allowed slavery and which did not in 1860 on the eve of the civil war. Map of slavery and emancipation in the united states 1777 1865. Based on data from the 1860 census this map was the census office s first attempt to map population density.
The slaveholding border states included missouri kentucky virginia maryland and delaware. 1830 making the position on slavery in new states a decision for their inhabitants. Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the united states.
The united states 1860 3 95. The united states 1860 a map of the united states in 1860 showing the states and territory boundaries at the time and is color coded to show the slave states and distribution of slaves the free states and the territories all open to slavery under the compromise o. It is a precursor to population density maps that have been produced since the 1870 census and especially forshadowed the work published in the statistical atlas of the united states by francis walker in 1874.
Based on 1860 census data this visually striking map plots the percentage of slaves by county for the southern states. The civil war was fought between abolitionists and the pro slavery confederacy until the. Reference maps on the slave trade.
A second observation to make from this map is how pervasive slavery was to the united states. In 1860 a united states census counted nearly four million enslaved people living in the country. Edwin created published washington henry s.
Compiled from the census of 1860 contributor names hergesheimer e.