Vicksburg: Civil War Turning Point?

The Confederate Army fought an exhaustive battle to defend Vicksburg from the spring of 1862 until July 1863—what some consider the turning point of the war.

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Malaria: Killer of Half of Humanity

Long before Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, another villain successfully killed half of humanity: malaria, the most deadly disease in history.

 

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The Road to Abolition

Slavery died a long, slow death in the United States. Abolitionists began mobilizing in the 1700s, but it took decades of activism and even armed resistance to succeed.

 

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Slavery in Medieval Arabia

In the Middle Ages, Arab slave traders purchased millions of Africans and sent them to the Middle East to work on cotton and sugar cane plantations in Iraq.

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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

Book of the Month

Book of the Month