Exploring Ben Franklin's World

Benjamin Franklin was a world traveler, printer, inventor, diplomat, postmaster general, librarian, and America’s first researcher to gain international fame.

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From Farms to Classrooms

In a remarkably short span of time, reformers like Horace Mann caused American children to spend their days in classrooms instead of toiling on family farms.

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Meet Joan—The Female Pope

Legend has it, a woman named Joan reigned as pope, 855-857 A.D., by disguising herself as a man. Many thought this story to be fact in the Middle Ages.

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Fleeing Vichy France Overland

The story of Lt. George Starks, who set out on a 300-mile trek to Switzerland with a fractured foot and a 20mm shell fragment in his thigh, fleeing Vichy France.

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History on the Net: 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.

 

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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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