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A New Atlas of American History (USF 2016)

Alan McConchie
February 24, 2016

A New Atlas of American History (USF 2016)

Presentation about American Panorama to the USF Data Visualization Speaker Series

Presentation notes: http://sta.mn/gh3 (click here for links and animated gifs)

Video of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ij7kXKtkI

Alan McConchie

February 24, 2016

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