U.S. Interstates as Roman Roads

The U.S. Interstate System and Roman roads served similar purposes: to foster trade, to connect periphery to center, but mostly to aid the military

 

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Nixon's Watergate Afterlife

Richard Nixon, after resigning in disgrace, created the modern-day job of ex-president as informal presidential advisor, party leader, and elder statesman.

 

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History's Women Warriors

From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, battle was not a metaphor for women across history.

 

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Continental and British Armies

The Continental and the British Armies of the Revolutionary War were significantly different in their organizational structure, levels of experience, and funding.

 

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History on the Net: Research All Of History. From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

Our History Podcast

World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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About the Editor


Scott Michael Rane, Ph.D.Scott Michael Rank, Ph.D., is the editor of History on the Net and host of the History Unplugged podcast. A historian of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, he is a publisher of popular history, a podcaster, and online course creator.

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