My name is xxxxxxxxxxx, I am a senior at George Mason University, and this is my Final Project for HIST390.

This project was challenging but very rewarding. I was able to quickly make a map of laws in a timeline which wasn’t too time consuming. I tried to think of other things to add to my previously submitted Celia interactive map and I couldn’t come up with any. I decided to use another map I saw (which gave a great visual representation of slavery at the time) and use that to try and show my audience what the slavery population looked like in Celia’s county, and why.

This worked to my benefit, as I felt justified in reusing my previously made map, and I emailed the woman with the rights to the original map requesting use in this project and I never heard back. So I used the information and created my own map and linked the website for further information should my audience want it.

Finding non copyrighted material proved to be really challenging. I used the advanced search tools on google, but even then sometimes those images would be copyrighted. In one case, using Edwin Leigh’s map that he created, I used it in this project because it is considered fair use. The website is an educational website; the University of Colorado, and I gave Edwin Leigh credit and am also using this website for education.

I was able to find amazing resources for old newspapers, but I wasn’t able to find many in Missouri in that specific time frame that I wanted. Regardless, I am really proud of myself that I was able to complete this project. Even though I encountered challenges I was thankfully able to find creative solutions.


Primary Sources

Linder, Douglas. “The Trial Of Celia, A Slave (1855): A Chronology.” 1995. Accessed October 18, 2016. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/celia/celiachrono.html.

“Slavery in Missouri.” Washington University in St. Louis. Accessed December 19, 2016. http://law.wustl.edu/staff/taylor/manual/slavery.htm.

Secondary Sources

Encyclopedia. “State of Missouri V. Celia, a Slave: 1855.” 1975. Accessed October 18, 2016. http://www.encyclopedia.com/law/law-magazines/state-missouri-v-celia-slave-1855.

McLaurin, Melton A.. Celia, a Slave. Athens, US: University of Georgia Press, 1991. Accessed October 17, 2016. ProQuest ebrary.

Missouri State, Archives. “Missouri Digital Heritage.” 2007. Accessed October 18, 2016. https://s1.sos.mo.gov/archives/education/aahi/earlyslavelaws/slavelaws.

Staff, PBS.org. “The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act.” PBS. Accessed December 19, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2951.html.