Mapping inequality: Redlining in New Deal America. As you explore the materials in Mapping Inequality, you will quickly encounter descriptions of the “infiltration” of what were quite often described as “subversive,” “undesirable,” “inharmonious,” or “lower grade” populations, for they are everywhere in the Home Owner’s Loan Corporation (HOLC) archive. By bringing study of HOLC into the digital realm, Mapping Inequality embraces a big data approach that can simultaneously give a national view of the program or a neighborhood-level assessment of the 1930s real estate rescue, in the hope that the public will be able to understand the effects of federal housing policy and local implementation in their own communities.

Library of Congress Map Room. Online collection of maps. Can be used for map critiques that consider what stories are told and how they impact different communities.

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