Cross-posted from my “Hawthorne’s Celestial Railroad: A Publication History” development blog at http://ryan.cordells.us/crr/crr-comparison-sets-on-juxta-web/
A few weeks ago Juxta released a new beta that brings the wonderful textual collation software online, allowing users to upload their comparison sets for others to see. I’ve been playing with the software for a few months as a beta tester, and I’m excited to be able to share some of the most significantly edited versions of “The Celestial Railroad.”. You can view the complete comparison set at http://juxta.performantsoftware.com/shares/4ea02e611ca74cf0917e467b33010fdb/view?mode=heatmap&base=1104. Check out some of my favorite comparisons:
- The original Democratic Review printing and the American Sunday School Union’s “A Visit to the Celestial City”
- The original Democratic Review printing and the Adventists’ tract edition in the Bible Examiner series
I look forward to the continued development of Juxta’s web service. In particular, I hope they develop a way for scholars to embed the tool in their project sites. I would love for visitors to this website to access my comparison sets directly.