"Meet the GU272" Data Visualization

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Title

"Meet the GU272" Data Visualization

Subject

Slavery--United States--History--19th century; Slave trade--United States--History--19th century.

Description

"Meet the GU272: a digital exploration of georgetown's history of slavery" is a website designed by Sabrina Ma (GU '18) and Jonathan Gibson (GU'19). Meet the GU272 provides a set of preliminary digital visualizations of information about the enslaved people sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838. 

Passage shows the coastal route from the Jesuit plantations in Maryland to Chatham and West Oak plantations in Louisana.

Pathways is a interactive tool that show which plantations individual enslaved people and families came from and where they ended up.

Demographics provides a series of charts on the gender, age, and heights of the GU272.

Family Trees presents the family relationships of several GU272 families in 1838.

The underlying data for these visualizations is drawn from the 1838 Articles of Agreement and Bills of Sale as compiled by Professor Sharon Leon. The data, especially for surnames, is not complete and will be updated.
 
Sabrina Ma was a Computer Science major and a Georgetown Slavery Archive Digital Fellow for 2017-8. She graduated from Georgetown in 2018. Jonathan Gibson is an American Studies and Computer Science double-major at Georgetown. He is currently a senior in the College.

Creator

Sabrina Ma, Jonathan Gibson

Publisher

Sabrina Ma

Date

2018

Contributor

Sabrina Ma, Jonathan Gibson, Adam Rothman

Rights

Sabrina Ma and Jonathan Gibson

Format

Website

Language

English

Type

Website

Identifier

GSA314

Coverage

1838

Citation

Sabrina Ma, Jonathan Gibson, “"Meet the GU272" Data Visualization,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/354.