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Map comparing slave and free states, 1856.

In this 1856 map, the pink represents free states, the dark green represents slave states, and the rest were to be decided, until the Thirteenth Amendment made slavery in the U.S. illegal in 1865

CREDIT: “Reynolds Political Map of the United States, designed to exhibit the comparative Area of the free and slave states,” 1856. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Call number G3701.E9 1856 .R4.

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