Well thats interesting…


So this is the same section of the USA – one (bottom) is cotton production in 1860 –  over 150 years ago and the other (top) is the voting results from the 2008 elections. See a pattern?

The link between these two maps is not causal, but correlational, and the correlation is African-Americans. Once they were the slaves on whom the cotton economy had to rely for harvesting. Despite an outward migration towards the Northern cities, their settlement pattern now still closely corresponds to that of those days.

I’m not sure why I posted this, I just saw it and its just neat to see.

Strange Maps is the source – go check it out for other random Map related intrigue!


~ by Mathy Shoots People on January 16, 2009.

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