This map compares the south’s 2008 presidential vote (in conventional red and blue) with an 1860 map of cotton production (dots).
(Via Strange Maps, h/t Charlotta Mellander)
More discussion here.
Tags: 2008 Presidential Election, cotton production, voting patterns
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I think I alluded to this phenomenon a few weeks ago – this is basically America’s “African-American Rural Crescent” stretching from Southeast Virginia to the Mississippi Delta, although it should be noted that this region now has a handful of diverse urban and suburban counties in it or on its periphery – Atlanta (Fulton/DeKalb), Charlotte (Mecklenburg), Raleigh (Wake), Columbia, SC (Richland), Augusta, GA (Richmond), etc.