• Charting the Loyalist Migrations: Digital Public History, Shared Authority, and Descendant Communities

    Author(s):
    Timothy Compeau (see profile) , Liz Sutherland
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    CSDH-SCHN 2020
    Subject(s):
    American Revolution, Digital public history, Genealogy, GIS, Public history, Transnational migration
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    CSDH-SCHN 2020
    Conf. Org.:
    CSDH
    Conf. Loc.:
    Online
    Conf. Date:
    June 1-5, 2020
    Tag(s):
    Loyalists, Migrations
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/mgxd-3k15
    Abstract:
    Loyalist Migrations is a spatial history project in its early stages. It visualizes the movement of exiles and refugees who fled the United States in the aftermath of the American Revolution. The project is a partnership between the Huron University College’s Community History Centre, the Map and Data Centre at Western, and the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC). This is an exercise in collaborative public history research, in which our initial dataset comes from the Loyalist Directory, a collection of genealogical research carried out by loyalist descendants. In this paper, we discuss our initial goals, our experiences working in collaboration, and the challenges of visualizing human migrations after more than two centuries. By plotting these individual journeys, we hope to demonstrate the scope and diversity of the migrations for public audiences and, in the years to come, provide new research and analysis.
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    Last Updated:
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