1856 Mapping

Reviewing the maps from the year 1856 revealed several things. The largest data set from the year was from the Texas State Gazette, which was based in Austin, Texas. Therefore, most of the runaways revealed by the map were shown to be leaving from areas such as Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. They were also…

1856 N-grams

Certain patterns in the language of the runaway slave ads were revealed by running the n-gram program. The majority of these words were used to describe the runaways. For example, the word “negro” appeared the most throughout all three newspapers. This word was used to describe the race of the runaways. The words “man” and…

Word Count 1856

According to the first round of word counts for the runaway slave ads for the year 1856, the word ‘negro’ was used the most often, with a total of 42 entries in all three newspapers. The reason that this word is the most popular is rather straightforward. The owners of the runaway slaves used this term…

Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship can be defined as a method through which research is furthered. This method includes the use of online data to answer important research questions. In the field of history, resources such as documents, and unpublished manuscripts have been digitized and made available for study on the internet. This improved accessibility presents scholars with more opportunities for research than…