War Before The War

The Fugitive Slave Act, perhaps more than any other issue in the antebellum United States, ended the status quo of slavery acceptance and triggered the Civil War

 

 

 

 

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The Blind Traveler

James Holman—despite being sightless—traveled over 250,000 miles in the 1800s, doing everything from fighting the African slave trade to crossing Siberia.

 

 

 

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Having Nazi SS Family

An interview with Julie Lindahl, who discovered her family was deeply embedded within the Third Reich and played a critical role with the Nazi regime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mass Hysteria in History

One person’s psychosis can be easily dismissed, but how do we account for collective hysteria, when an entire crowd sees the same illusion?

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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