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dc.contributor.authorFralin, Scotten
dc.contributor.authorWinling, LaDale C.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-30T17:42:07Zen
dc.date.available2019-04-30T17:42:07Zen
dc.date.issued2019-04-15en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/89313en
dc.description.abstractGerrymandering is as old as Congress itself. Patrick Henry, the anti-federalist governor of Virginia, drew a Congressional district from five counties -- Orange, Albemarle, Spotsylvania, Louisa, and Culpeper -- to try to dilute federalist support for James Madison in 1788, the first Congressional election. The term gerrymander comes from an 1812 cartoon depicting a legislative district in Massachusetts devised by governor Elbridge Gerry that snaked through several counties inland from Salisbury. One newspaperman said it looked like a salamander, while a cartoonist called it “a Gerrymander,” and drew the cartoon that is the featured image of the exhibit. In an era of partisan polarization, the specter of the gerrymander looms over American politics, at multiple levels. Redistricting is a legal process of reshaping geographical districts to keep up with a changing and moving population, but gerrymandering draws district boundaries to favor one party. This exhibit, by students in the graduate course in Digital History, uses spatial research techniques and digital media with historical research to explore some of the issues of federal and local gerrymandering. 2019/04/15 - 2019/07/08en
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dc.format.extentSize: 1.8 MBen
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.titleThe Gerrymander: The politics of redistrictingen
dc.typeExhibitionen
dc.rights.holderVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Tech. University Librariesen
dc.type.dcmitypeStillImageen


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