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Maps

This page includes the large map at the beginning of the 1865-1915 section of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. It also includes some additional maps that will give you a sense of America's changing regional and national geography during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. The two maps of Georgia's Barrow Plantation illustrate how plantation life changed after the Civil War. In 1860, slaves lived in barracks near the "master's house." Twenty years later, former slaves working as sharecroppers lived farther away from the "landlord's house" on separate plots of land. The "Sharecropping in the South" map illustrates how widespread sharecropping became after the war. Two maps focusing on the Presidential elections of 1868 and 1876 provide snapshots of the political climate of the era. A "Reconstruction in the South" map shows when the former Confederate states were readmitted to the Union.

The Barrow Plantation

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Sharecropping in the South, 1880

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The Presidential Election of 1868

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The Presidential Election of 1876

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Reconstruction in the South, 1867-1877

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