Rachel Winston and Daina Berry’s project Mapping the Texas Slave Trade Routes is an interdisciplinary research effort that draws upon the work of UT faculty, staff, and graduate, and undergraduate scholars across campus to address the previously under-researched subject of slave trading in Texas and other parts of the Americas. Their team researched slavery and domestic slave trading in Texas between 1821–1865, reviewing census records and other primary documents such as maps, narratives, and newspapers. They then integrated research data with geo-mapping and data visualization technologies. The research culminated in a trip to the southeastern coast of Texas, where they visited museums, libraries, cemeteries and other important sites. The resulting project website, Texas Domestic Slave Project, provides insight into slave life and slave trade routes in this region for both researchers and members of the public who are interested in this subject.
Learn more at Texas Domestic Slave Trade Project