Recently I have started the arduous journey of attempting to understand Reconstruction in the Shenandoah Valley following the Civil War. After some basic internet queries on the Freedmen’s Bureau I came across a really intriguing link. Someone took Google Maps and overlaid all the various bureaus in the south! Check it out.
Today, I came across another map put together by the University of California. It does the same thing, but documents the various New Deal projects that were undertaken in the 1930s. Check it out.
As someone who loves to use technology, these are great examples of how to integrate new media and technology into the history field. As time moves on, hopefully people can incorporate the power of Google Maps even more.