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‘American Panorama’ Uses Digital Tools to Remap History

Stephen Voss for The Chronicle

Edward Ayers (right) and Robert Nelson, at the U. of Richmond, created a free, online atlas that explores major social developments in terms of both time and space.
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D igital maps saturate our lives, from the talking atlases in our pockets to the space-eye view of our streets on Google Earth.

Edward L. Ayers, a historian at the University of Richmond, thinks maps can do something more: invigorate the humanities.

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