Around the web: Stephen Mihm of the University of Georgia has an article in the Boston Globe that delves into the links between slavery and present-day inequality. Over on "The Junto," Lindsay Schakenbach, Ph.D. candidate in history at Brown University, has a guest post about the founding of Lowell and the federal executive. Internet Archive Book Images places online over two million public domain images from digitized books with full bibliographic details and surrounding text. Search, for example, for "telegraph" (making sure to select the Book Images database only). An article about the project can be found here . Note also that the British Library has a similar photostream , though its site does not include accompanying text. The Guardian has published a series of interesting maps of eighteenth-century shipping trade routes by James Cheshire. In the same article, see the maps put in motion by Ben Schmidt. For more examples of GIS, see Cheshire'