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Interactive Network Map


The Inner Life of Empires traces numerous and diverse social relationships that swirled and formed around the Johnstone family. Here, the Johnstones themselves are depicted in blue while their friends, rivals, and acquaintances are represented in red. The highly complex intersecting network is comprised of a variety of familial, business, and personal relationships. This variety of connections is indicated by the colors of the linkages between individuals. Family relationships are in purple, professional ones in green. Personal relationships are drawn in red, casual acquaintances are in blue, and relations between slaves and owners are drawn in yellow. Individuals are sized according to how interconnected they are.