Mapping is critical for understanding group escapes or slave stampedes. We have created some narrative maps or StoryMaps for selected stampede episodes during the period between 1840 and 1865. We have also generated some custom map visualizations in Google Maps that can help show the range of individual newspaper reports from across the country on various antebellum and wartime stampedes. And finally, we have also been able to create an escape frequency GIS map that use proportional symbols to help represent the various types of reported escapes (individual, small group, stampedes, etc.) from Missouri during this same period.
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ESCAPE FREQUENCY MAPS
Just use the + or zoom function on the GIS prototype map below along with the Time Slider at the bottom of the map to set your chronological framework and then click on any of the frequency dots to access details on particular escapes.