National Geographic has great article about the history of electoral maps. Highlights include the earliest known US electoral map from 1880 and some examples of different approaches to representing population. […]
The New York Times uses electoral maps to show political realignments over the past 50 years. Notable moments include the shift in Southern states from Democratic to Republican, the landslide […]
Vox.com has used 23 maps to show how the Democratic Party transformed from supporting slavery to winning the minority vote. via Vox.com The Democratic Party is the longest-existing political party […]
History in Red and Blue (and Green and Purple)via Sabato’s Crystal Ball Simple maps can teach a lot. Presidential election maps show at a glance where the nation was at […]
A three and a half minute history of voting rights.
The University of Richmond‘s Digital Scholarship Lab created interactive and cinematic maps of the US presidential elections from 1840 to 2004. The maps provide a geographic time line of US […]
Mother Jones magazine has created an interactive map showing US troop deployments around the world from 1950 to 2007. The vast majority of the world’s nations have or previously had […]
Digital History is the University of Houston’s project to use “new technologies to enhance teaching and research”. Their interactive timeline map of US history shows the nation expanding, states forming and the population growing. Significant political and cultural events are plotted on the map, which can be clicked on for more information.
* Digital History: Interactive Timeline Map of US History