Navigate to Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-61. For more information about this project, see Vincent Brown, "Mapping a Slave Revolt: Visualizaing Spatial History through the Archives of Slavery," Social Text 125 (December 2015): 134-141.
Click on "View the Map" in the upper left corner. Run the animation. Consider the following questions.
- What kind of data does the project draw on?
- How was that data organized and structured to become legible through an interactive map?
- What kinds of questions does this project inspire?
- How can the researcher (who might come from any field) use this project?
Data Driven MethodsThis session explores the process of data visualization through five key steps:
- Data Discovery
- Data Structuring
- Data Cleaning
- Spatialization and Geo-coding
- Data Visualization
Sample Datasetsalem_GC.csv (download)
Derived from the Salem Witch Database
- Batch Geocoder for Journalists
- Getty Thesaurus for Geographic Names
- Geocode by Awesome Table (free add-on through Google Sheets)
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