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Map of Free and Slave States in 1856

This map identifies which states and territories of the United States allowed slavery and which did not in 1856, five years before the start of the Civil War. The slaveholding border states included Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Source | Reynolds, William C., and J. C Jones. Political map of the United States, designed to exhibit the comparative area of the free and slave states and the territory open to slavery or freedom by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. New York: Reynolds and Jones, 1856. Library of Congress Georgraphy and Map Division. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003627003/.
Creator | William C. Reynolds and J.C. Jones
Item Type | Map
Cite This document | William C. Reynolds and J.C. Jones, “Map of Free and Slave States in 1856,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 5, 2022, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2008.

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