In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience is an interactive website that explores migration patterns and slave life in the western hemisphere. I came across it the other day and it looks to be a first-rate site. The site includes maps, short movies, educational materials for the classroom, and timelines. I am always on the lookout for good maps to be used in my classroom. You won’t find a better collection on the history of slavery in each section of the colonies/nation along with additional maps that trace migratory patterns of African Americans right up to 2000.
The African-American Migration Experience
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History