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    07 July, 2005

    Animated Atlas

    Thanks to Political Wire, I came across this fascinating animated atlas of the growth of the United States historically. Like all history it will of course be contested, and I'm not sure what Native Americans would make of it. But as a concept it is very clever. It would be great to see the growth of South Wales as an industrial and economic force from the late 18th century being depicted in a similar way.

    The section on the American Civil War reminded me of those civil war cards we used to collect as kids in the 1960s. I was at Barry Island primary school at the time, and I remember there was something of a moral panic about whether the scenes they depicted were too violent for us kids to view. Anyone else remember that?

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