American Experience: Mapping History App

American Experience: Mapping History


iPad App, iPhone App


Free, Show Info, Station Info, User Submissions, Watch Video Clips

What history exists in your neighborhood? 

About the American Experience: Mapping History App

With American Experience's Mapping History app, you can relive the history of the abolitionist movement by exploring places central to the nation's anti-slavery effort. Retrace the steps taken by 10,000 freed slaves as they celebrated in Charleston, SC shortly after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. In Nantucket, watch a film clip from "The Abolitionists" documentary detailing the moving story of Frederick Douglass' childhood spent in slavery. In Philadelphia, layer an image of Pennsylvania Hall engulfed in flames in 1838 over the structure that stands there today, and see for yourself how it has transformed over time. 

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