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Warm up: Thematic Maps
Consider the following two maps of the 2012 U.S. presidential election results. What argument does each map make? Do you find the arguments convincing? Why or why not?
Interrogating Inequality with Thematic Maps
Choose one of the following two interactive maps to explore. What can you infer about inequalities in the map? Use your class readings and discussions to inform how you might define inequality.
Spread of Accusations, Salem Witchcraft Episode
Use the map of Township accusations. After watching the time sequence, be sure to click on the houses and dots to find out more.
Map of 73 Years of Lynchings (NYT)
"The most recent data on lynching, compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, shows premeditated murders carried out by at least three people from 1877 to 1950 in 12 Southern states. The killers claimed to be enforcing some form of social justice. The alleged offenses that prompted the lynchings included political activism and testifying in court."
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