The UEPodcast Episode 7 is now streaming! On this week’s episode, Dr. Robert Nelson, the Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, discusses American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History, which includes “Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America”. Take a listen to find out more!
Robert K. Nelson is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond and the Head of Digital Engagement in Boatwright Library. He is an historian of nineteenth-century America. Other digital history projects that Nelson has developed include Mining the Dispatch and a remediated, enhanced version of Charles Paullin’s 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.
“American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps”.
“Mapping Inequality brings one of the country’s most important archives to the public. HOLC’s documents contain a wealth of information about how government officials, lenders, and real estate interests surveyed and ensured the economic health of American cities. And with the help of ongoing research, we continue to learn at what cost such measures were realized”.