Below I am attempting to graft the modularity classes seen on the network gif onto the Tableau map so that one can see the various subgroups of whalemen sailing out of New Bedford. This will remain US centric so the sub group of Atlantic Islands will be missing. I also believe that the binning for the years is off that fix is currently in the works.
There will be a couple of different arguments made throughout this piece.
- The American Whaling industry went through a process of becoming black throughout the 19th century.
- The vast majority of sailors out of New Bedford come either from New Bedford or the North East in general. Well it is true there were people from all across the continental US and the globe on American whaling vessels much of this geographic diversity comes in the form of individual “Adventures”… Think young man Ishmael
- Whaling crews are not randomly mixed. Rather, there are interrelated networks in which certain residencies are more closely related than others(Gangs of New Bedford).