Map Monday, Japanese Internment Camps

The creation of Japanese internment camps represents an under examined aspect of American participation in World War II.  On 19 February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066.  Ostensibly driven by security concerns, 9066 authorized the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans.  Using confidential US Census Bureau information… Read more“Map Monday, Japanese Internment Camps”

Map Monday, US without European Colonization

What if European colonization of the US never happened?  That’s right no Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, Cartier, Bering, or Ponce de Leon.  No founding of St. Augustine, Jamestown, Plymouth, or any other European outpost.  How does this come to be? Maybe the Vikings’ tales of hostile natives and poor farmland… Read more“Map Monday, US without European Colonization”

Map Monday, how much snow to cancel school?

How much snow does it take to cancel school?  Astronomically we’re only half-way through autumn, but flakes are already flying in some parts of the country.  As I write this post blizzard-like conditions are in the forecast for the Lake Superior snow belts.  An impending snowstorm brings lots of questions. … Read more“Map Monday, how much snow to cancel school?”