The Prototype

Virginia's Black Methodists from the Book of Negroes - Prototype

Virginia's Black Methodists from the Book of Negroes This project builds on the research of Professor Cassandra Pybus into a  distinct cohort in the Book of Negroes who are all Methodists from Tidewater Virginia. Professor Pybus has traced individuals by reading backwards into the archives of the pre-revolutionary Virginia to reveal a web of interconnection that indicated unexpected patterns of slave family formation and kin networks.The  complexity of the many interconnections required the development of a  network visiualisation  that could provide an effective interpretative tool for the mass of complex and fragmentary data. A prototype visualisation of the Black Methodists can be viewed http://methodists.blackloyalist.info/.