Juxtaposing urban history

Today I was playing around with Knight Lab’s Juxtapose tool to illustrate changes over time in East Detroit.  This was made using images from Google Maps and the DTE historic aerial photo collection housed at Wayne State University. I’m just dropping it here so I don’t lose it 🙂

Correlation vs. Causation: Urban history edition

In recent days, Republican nominee Donald Trump has been making an effort to reach out to African-American voters, particularly those in major urban areas.  The effort has been ham-fisted, at best and involved resurrecting an old argument about Democratic party policies and urban areas: namely, that because the Democratic party maintains a strong presence in …

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I made a map!

A very depressing map, but a successfully embedded map nonetheless…this is a small sandbox experiment as part of my work at Doing DH 2016, an NEH Summer Institute at George Mason’s Center for History and New Media. Built with Carto from the Washington Post’s database of police shootings in 2015