History in the Best of the Web Blog Directory


A Blast From the Past

Aims to cover snippets of history often left out of other books and blogs. http://allkindsofhistory.wordpress.com/feed/

The Abraham Lincoln Blog

Blog supplies information about Abraham Lincoln. It includes facts and commentary about his life, presidency, assassination, humor, and politics. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/blogspot/IGhM

Active History

Canadian blog which aims to help connect historians with the public, policy makers and the media.

American Historical Association Blog

Blogs focused on the latest happenings in the discipline of history and the professional practice, staff, research, and activities of the AHA. https://www.facebook.com/AHAhistorians ahahistorians http://www.linkedin.com/groups/American-Historical-Association-3810333

Appalachian History

Historical stories, quotes and anecdotes from Appalachia, with an emphasis on the Depression era. http://appalachianhistory.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Asian History Blog

Postings about the history of Asia, from this About.com guide.


Features photographs and descriptive vignettes of important places and their history. http://feeds.feedburner.com/terrastories

Becoming America

An educational blog aimed at teaching American history with particular content and analysis regarding immigration.

The Chirurgeon's Apprentice

Devoted to the horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery. http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/feed/

Christopher Moore's History News

Canadian author and historian reports on history being made today.

Clio and Me

Contains pieces about current events, everyday life, popular culture, and the authors own research with a focus on European history. http://clioandme.wordpress.com/feed/

Diggin' History

Repository for little known historical facts, ghost towns, book reviews and fun conversations. Search by category.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fanfiction & Other Stor

Devoted to fan fiction and non fiction about the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://drmartinlutherkingjr2007.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Everything is History

Wide ranging history blog which takes the approach that anything and everything can be considered of historical importance. http://everythingishistory.com/feed/


Partners with the National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions to bring online historic source documents. http://blog.footnote.com/feed/

Hardcore History

Podcast taking an unconventional look at key moments in history. http://feeds.feedburner.com/dancarlin/history?format=xml

Historical Speeches

Collection of famous speeches from 18th century through to the present day.

Histories of Things to Come

Examines history from a zeitgeist perspective, as we live through the turn of a millennium.

The History Blog

Keeping up to date with history related news items and discoveries. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/feed

History is Elementary

A blog for history enthusiasts and those who want to learn about history. http://historyiselementary.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

History News Network

Provides articles and commentary on historical events, inaccuracies, and theory.

History News Service

An informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to bring the perspective of history into current debates over public affairs.

History on Air

Home to an eclectic history podcast and accompanying blog, which posts educational materials and research links to accompany each episode. http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Historyonair

History Today News

Includes articles about 20th and 19th Century events, archaeology related topics, regional issues, recent discoveries about the past, as well as new developments with historical interest. http://historytodaymagazine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

How to Be a Retronaut

Quirky and extensive blog looking back with nostalgia at many different eras and covering many different themes. http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/feed/

International History Blog

Written by a young Bahraini who hopes to make the world less ignorant.

Legal History Blog

Legal history blog offering posts on scholarship, news and new ideals in legal history. http://www.facebook.com/LegalHistoryBlog?ref=ts

Libcom History

Archive of specifically working class and people's history.

Millard Fillmore's Bathtub

Mainly a history education blog but with a little economics, geography, education, and science thrown in. http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/feed/

The Modern Historian

Focuses on the work of an academic historian and his research into the modern world, including regular "on this day in history" posts. http://feedproxy.google.com/TheModernHistorian

North Carolina Genealogy

Resources related to North Carolina Genealogy research. Columns, tips, related news snippets, and families researched. http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/feed/

Oh Say Can You See?

Blog from the National Museum of American History, covering events at the museum and interesting US history topics. http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/rss.xml

Ottoman History Podcast

Offering discussion of all things related to the Ottoman Empire. http://feeds.feedburner.com/ottomanhistorypodcast


Examines "the future that never was" with extensive posts on historical visions of the future. http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/rss.xml

PDX Retro

Source for all things retro, classic and vintage.

Primarily History

A reference librarian collects the best primary source material available on the web, covering a wide range of both American and European historical eras. http://primarilyhistory.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Prologue: Pieces of History

Latest “discoveries” from the US National Archives. http://feeds.feedburner.com/ProloguePiecesOfHistory

The Quack Doctor

Panacean powders, pills, potions and pamphlets, as advertised in historical newspapers. http://thequackdoctor.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/xml/media-rss.php

Rebecca Gratz and 19th Century America

Remembering this Philadelphia philanthropist, who founded the first Hebrew Sunday School in America and was influential in other nonsectarian and Jewish charitable organizations.

Religion in American History

Group blog sharing thoughts on the role of religion in the history of the US. http://usreligion.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Rex Factor

Podcast reviewing all the Kings and Queens of England from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. rexfactorpod

Samurai Archives Japan History Project

Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History.

Scandalous Women

Profiles some of the most scandalous women in history; written by the author of the book of the same name. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/yMSv

Sepia Saturday

Encourages bloggers to share their personal histories via the use of historical photographs. http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Sites of Transformations

PhD project which aims to shed new light on the socio-historical development of UNESCO’s mixed cultural and natural World Heritage sites, and to look at their transformation following entry onto the list. http://sitesoftransformations.wordpress.com/feed/

Steamboats are Ruining Everything

Blogger Caleb Crain writes about history and literature. http://feeds.feedburner.com/Steamthing

The Text Message

Staff of the Textual Archives Services Division at the National Archives share their discoveries with the public. http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheTextMessage

This Day in Alternate History

Examines in detail various alternate history scenarios, contrasted with the reality. http://thisdayinalternatehistory.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Time to Eat the Dogs

Blogging about the intersection of history, science and exploration. http://timetoeatthedogs.com/feed/

Today in Alternate History

Features fictional news items exploring historical things which didn't happen, but could have.

Today's History Lesson

Features regular doses of "on this day in history" analysis and story telling, with a focus on World War II, the American Revolution and the Civil War. http://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/feed/

The Unknown History of Misandry

Countering what the blogger sees as the myths of feminism by highlighting misandry through history.

US History Teachers Blog

Providing ideas, resources and inspiration for those teaching US history.

US Intellectual History

Official blog of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. USIH

Weird Shit in Historic Newspapers

A miscellany of strange and interesting items from old newspapers. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeirdShitInHistoricNewspapers

Women of History

Blog dedicated to women in history form ancient to modern times. http://womenofhistory.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

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