American's Forgotten Radicals

In the 1840s, vegans, abolitionists, and free love advocates vowed to finish the American revolution they claimed the Founding Fathers had only begun

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Villains or Misunderstood?

Do historical “villains” like Benedict Arnold and Emperor Caligula deserve their terrible reputations, or are they victims of biased accounts?

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Being a WW1 Combat Medic

Up until the recent past, if a soldier was wounded in battle, he remained in the field with little hope of rescue. Combat medics changed all that.

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Scorched Earth Policies

When do scorched-earth policies help win a war, and when do they anger civiliians to the point of creating a permanent guerilla resistance?

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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.

Read Scott's Full Bio.

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