History on the Net: Research All Of History – From the American Revolution to World War 2

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, Ph.D.) absolutely anything.

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

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History on the Net Podcast

History Unplugged Podcast

For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It’s the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything.  Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about every conceivable historical topic.


American Revolution

American Revolution

The American War of Independence (1775–1783), also known as the American Revolutionary War, was a war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence in July 1776 as a sovereign nation; the United States of America.  Discover more about this extraordinary time through articles on a variety of topics including the formation of the American government, details about the Declaration of Independence and much more.


Civil War

American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). It remains one of the most important events in American history.


World War One

World War One

World War One was the most consequential social event in centuries. 10 million soldiers died, creating 3 million widows and 10 million orphans. Many Europeans felt disillusionment and even anger about the war.  Europe lost its economic centrality. New York replaced London as the financial capital of the world., and the US and the USSR emerged as proto-superpowers. Browse articles on the causes of World War One, its battles, and outcomes including; how this war still affects us today, specific battles, peace accords, alliances and much more!


World War 2

World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.  Articles include Hitler’s rise to power, Allies,  weapons used, aircraft, tactics and so much more.


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Black History

Black history is the story of millions of African Americans residing in the United States who have struggled for centuries to fully claim the promises of liberty granted in the founding documents of the United States. Their story is one of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, Jim Crow-era disenfranchisement, and the Civil Rights Movement. Through all these centuries, Black Americans have made extraordinary culture contributions to the United States in the areas of theatre, music, film, literature, and every other area of creative expression.


The American West

Black history is the story of millions of African Americans residing in the United States who have struggled for centuries to fully claim the promises of liberty granted in the founding documents of the United States. Their story is one of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, Jim Crow-era disenfranchisement, and the Civil Rights Movement. Through all these centuries, Black Americans have made extraordinary culture contributions to the United States in the areas of theatre, music, film, literature, and every other area of creative expression.


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The Cold War

The Cold War was a geopolitical chess match between the United States, the Soviet Union, and both parties’ allies in which the major power players sought to project their respective ideologies across the globe in the wake of colonialism’s collapse following World War Two. Browse articles about the Cold War’s beginnings, the foreign policies of American presidents regarding the Cold War, the end of communism in Eastern Europe in the 1980s, and final Soviet collapse in 1991.


The Titanic

The Titanic

Articles with information and timelines of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, along with explanations of its sinking, and details of first and second class passengers among many more topics surrounding this great travesty.


D Day

D-Day

The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, ranks as the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history.  Browse our library of articles on this pivotal  moment in History.


The Vikings

The Vikings

Vikings history is as extensive as the people it studies. The seafaring Vikings (in Danish, the Vikinger) were a group of people that came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They made an enduring name for themselves in the 8th through the 11th centuries for being tactical warriors, smart traders, and daring explorers. In fact, they arrived in America 1,000 years before Columbus ever did, and archeologists have found some of their remnants scattered as far east as Russia.


Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The High Middle Ages were a period of incredible technological innovation, architectural design, and artistic production. Nevertheless, myths about the period’s backwardness and ignorance remain. Read articles on everyday Medieval life for royalty, tradesmen, and peasants in the Middle Ages (500-1500 AD)


Mongols

The Mongols

The Mongolian Empire has a well-deserved reputation for its brutality (it did, after all, kill 40 million in the 12th century, enough people to alter planetary climate conditions). But it’s positive legacies are nearly as profound, if less well known. Information on the battlefield tactics, military operations, and warrior culture of Genghis Khan and his descendants.

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