Explore the Maps

The project's dynamic maps plot the flows of slavery into and throughout Texas during the years the region was an independent republic (1836-1845). Based on the project's comprehensive database of slave and slaveholder populations in Texas during the years between 1837 and 1845, the maps provide a visual window into the changing populations of slavery in early Texas.

This mapping interface is fully interactive, allowing you to select and then animate the changes in different slave and slaveholder populations in Texas. You can interact with the map itself (by clicking on a particular county to see statistics about that particular time and place) or with the maps tools (by graphing particular counties to see the changes in populations).