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Time OnLine

Chronographical Plan of Emma Willard's History of the United States from Emma Willard, Abridged History of the United States, or Republic of America.
"Chronographical Plan of Emma Willard's History of the United States" from Emma Willard, Abridged History of the United States, or Republic of America.
A.S. Barnes & Company, New York and Chicago, 1870.

Time OnLine is a project by Daniel Rosenberg and the University of Oregon Libraries. The project explores a variety of timelines and other tools for visualizing history drawn from historical texts by presenting them in a new interactive digital format. The first of these was an interactive version of a game of historical facts designed and marketed by Mark Twain in the 1880s.

Timelines

Ludlow's Concentric Chart 1885 J.M. Ludlow, D.D.
Mark Twain's Memory-Builder 1892 Mark Twain

For further historical background, please see Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton, Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

Check back for more charts, images, and games to come. Inquiries: dbr@uoregon.edu.