Mapping 1849 and 1854

The mapping of the runaway slave ads in the Telegraph 1849, Standard 1849, and Gazette 1854 shows that runaway activity not only heightened dramatically in a matter of six years, but that most of the activity became more and more concentrated to the Austin area. I created three maps: Slave Destination, Place Captured, and Place…

What is Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship is the use of digital means to preserve and document historical happenings or documents for the purpose of scholarly or research use. In my opinion, what makes digital scholarship actual “scholarship” as opposed to the social media that dominates the modern age is the fact that it is used for a scholarly purpose and as a…