History Blogs

If you know of other U.S. history blogs to be included on the below list, please email membership@oah.org.

This list is provided as a resource for those who are interested in U.S. history. The inclusion of a blog on the below list does not constitute an edorsement of either the author or the content by the OAH.

Created by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), this blog keeps readers up to date on the AASLH’s initiatives and projects. This site is also a great resource for connecting to people across the country about new ideas, innovative techniques, and important issues in the field of public history. This blog is a forum connecting the diverse sites and practitioners that work to preserve and interpret state and local history.

    URL:https://aaslh.org/blog/. 

Created by the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), this blog is a resource for the AJHS designed to help foster awareness and appreciation of American Jewish Heritage. This blog publishes content that discusses all different aspects of American Jewish life, both historical and contemporary. 

URL: http://www.ajhs.org/blog. 

Organized by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), this blog  provides an interesting look at U.S. financial history and how it pertains to both the contemporary and future economic climates. 

URL: http://aier.org.

Created by the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), Black Perspectives is focused on the dissemination of current research and the advancement of the lives of people of African descent and humanity. 

    URL: https://www.aaihs.org/black-perspectives/.

Created by J. L. Bell, author of The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War and a writer for the Journal of the American Revolution, this site offers posts discussing New England just before, during, and after the American Revolution. This site, while not a final destination for information regarding the American Revolution, offers a plethora of information to anyone interested in studying the Revolution. 

URL: http://boston1775.blogspot.com. 

Created by Don N. Hagist, managing editor of the Journal of the American Revolution and independent scholar, this site offers an intimate look at the soldiers on the “other side” during the American Revolution. The posts largely focus on giving information about the lives of individual British soldiers, lending to a more detailed understanding of the complexities of the American Revolution. 

URL: http://redcoat76.blogspot.com.

Founded by Ed Ayers, a digital history pioneer and professor at Richmond University, Bunk is a site that focuses on demonstrating the variety of ways that people of different backgrounds and purposes are connecting with the nation’s history. Each day, this site gathers and displays articles, maps, conversations, videos, visualizations, and podcasts about history that are being put out and discussed among the broader public. 

URL: https://www.bunkhistory.org/.

Created by Kevin M. Levin, a historian and educator based in Boston, this site offers a plethora of posts regarding specific elements of the Civil War, broader themes of the war, and the ways in which this complex historical moment can be approached in today’s political and educational climate.

    URL: http://cwmemory.com. 

This site serves as an archive dedicated to the preservation of Civil War information, specifically the correspondence, diaries, and letters of soldiers from the Civil War. The site is overseen by an advisory committee made up of Dr. Chandra Manning, an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, Dr. Steven E. Woodworth, a Professor at Texas Christian University, and Dr. Michael Barton, a Professor at the Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg. 

    URL: http://www.soldierstudies.org/

Colonial Williamsburg’s Discovery! Archaeology is a children’s blog focused on engaging with children through an excavation project that can be participated in both in person at Colonial Williamsburg and digitally through this blog. The blog offers images and articles about the current excavation project being undertaken by the Kid’s Dig. 

    URL: https://discovery.history.org/.

Created by Robert E. Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University and Director of the Thomas Willing Institute. This blog focuses on looking at what has happened in the past in financial history, what is happening now, and how the two are intrinsically linked. Often this analysis is carried out through looking at current issues and topics and looking at them in their social, historical, and financial contexts. 

URL: http://financehistoryandpolicy.blogspot.com/.

Presented by the National Council for Public History (NCPH), History@Work is a peer-edited, multi-interested blog. This site works to create an online venue where people from around the field of public history could share ideas and news. This blog aims to blend scholarly, professional, and civic discussion arising from the practice of presenting history in public. 

URL: https://ncph.org/history-at-work/

Presented by Colonial Williamsburg’s Department of Historic Foodways, this blog publishes 18th century recipes and focuses on exploring the depths and complexities of cooking in 18th century North America. It’s blog posts often feature the traditional recipe and photos of the recreation of the food with contemporary preparation methods and techniques. 

URL: https://recipes.history.org/

Hosted by George Mason University, this news network publishes articles relating to current topics floating around in today’s current political and social climate. The articles often relate current events to the longer historical context. 

URL: http://historynewsnetwork.org.

Created by the History of Education Society, this blog helps to promote and improve the teaching of the history of education in colleges and universities. Specifically, this blog publishes content that discusses historical moments pivotal in today’s formation of education, historical trends in education, and methods and techniques for teaching the history of education. 

    URL: https://www.historyofeducation.org/blog/.

Created and run by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS), this blog continues the IEHS’ mission to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada from all parts of the world. With articles that range from broad to specific, historical to contemporary, this blog is helpful in understanding the broader history of immigration and North America and how that history has led us to today’s world. 

    URL: https://iehs.org/category/blog/

Created and run by The Labor and Working Class History Association, LaborOnline features commentary on a host of issues, historical and contemporary, as well as “instant” dialogue and debate among readers and authors about the content of the Labor journal. The content of this blog tends to focus on illuminating the history of labor and working class peoples. 

URL: https://www.lawcha.org/laboronline/

This site focuses on U.S. legal history. Its articles tend to focus on detailing a specific aspect of legal history or in relating current events to the past. This site is currently managed by Daniel R. Ernst, Professor of Legal History at Georgetown University, Karen Tani, Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, and Mitra Sharafi, Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

URL: http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/.

This blog offers a behind the scenes look at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It offers articles regarding the complexities of historical reenactment and also publishes articles about specific people, ideas, and events from the heyday of Colonial Williamsburg. 

URL: https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/blog

Created by Michael Leroy Oberg, a Distinguished Professor of History at Geneseo, this blog serves as a companion resource to the textbook Native America: A History. The blog offers commentary on events in the contemporary time and how they relate to the broader history of the U.S. 

URL: http://michaelleroyoberg.com/blog/.

Developed by the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, Not Even Past offers monthly features focusing on faculty research and teaching as well as weekly book recommendations, reviews of historical films, and stories of archival, visual, aural, and other documents that shed light on intriguing corners of the past. This site does devote special attention to the diverse history of the state of Texas, due to the University of Texas at Austin’s status as a flagship public university. 

URL: https://notevenpast.org

This open-access and peer-reviewed collaborative blog project focuses on tying history to present day issues regarding gender and medicine. This site offers a wide range of articles covering a vast array of topics that utilize historical resources to shed light on or show a new perspective on a present day issue. 

URL: https://nursingclio.org/

Created and run by the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), this blog is focused on promoting the ventures or members of the PAHA and the history of Polish Americans. This blog is a place where the recent news of the PAHA can be found and content about the history and experience of Polish Americans can be discussed. 

    URL: http://pahanews.blogspot.com/

Process is the blog of the Organization of American Historians, The Journal of American History, and The American Historian. This site strives to engage professional historians and general readers in a better understanding of U.S. history. This site offers posts written by anyone actively engaged in the practice of U.S. history, with topics ranging from commentary on recent events to reflections on teaching, writing, or otherwise doing American history. 

    URL: http://www.processhistory.org/

This site offers articles that comment both on historical religious movements and moments in U.S. history, and at the complex interplay of religion and culture in today’s United States. This site is overseen by Cara Burnidge, an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa, and Paul Harvey, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado.

URL: http://usreligion.blogspot.com.

Created by Victoria E. Bynum, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Texas State University, San Marcos, this site offers articles that focus on Southern and Civil War history. Often these articles focus on dissenting southerners, the people who went against the broader status quo and either abandoned the Confederacy or sympathized with the Union. 

URL: http://renegadesouth.wordpress.com.

Created by The Washington Post, Retropolis is a history blog focused on connecting present-day news with its rich history. Anchored by The Post’s Local Team, this blog covers subjects including politics and government, African Americans, women, popular culture, sports, and more. 

URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/?utm_term=.e84a89bbe5ba/.

Created and run by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), this blog offers occasional short-form reflections and interviews about the Society’s study of architectural history in higher education. With posts from a wide-range of historians, this blog offers both interesting reflections and a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of people studying architectural history today.  

    URL: https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sah-blog/blog-archive

Created and run by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE), this blog is focused on promoting and advancing the study of America from the close of the Civil War through World War I. With posts about the status of today’s scholarship and tidbits from the period, this blog is ideal for people interested in late 19th, early 20th century America. 

    URL: https://www.shgape.org/blog/#

Created and run by the Southern Historical Association, this blog continues the SHA’s mission to promote interest and research in the history of the South, the collection and preservation of the South’s historical records, and the encouragement of state and local  historical societies in the South. The posts range from updates about the Journal of Southern History to informative posts about a topic related to Southern history. 

    URL: https://thesha.org/blog.

Created by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers numerous resources for K-12 educators of U.S. history. This site focuses on providing resources for educators with the hope to improve U.S. history education. 

    URL: https://teachinghistory.org/

Created by The Urban History Association (UHA), The Metropole aims at bringing its readers original pieces about any aspect of urban history or topics that are of interests to urbanists. 

URL: https://themetropole.blog/

Organized by The National World War II Museum of New Orleans, this site focuses on deepening understanding of World War II through the provision of information at once broad and personal. This site offers numerous articles and other materials relating to World War II and the role played by America. 

URL: http://nationalww2museum.org

This blog aims to further promote the Oral History Review’s (OHR) mission of exploring the field of oral history and its significance. In conjunction with the OHR, this blog provides digital space to those interested in presenting ideas, thoughts, conclusions, or arguments on the topic of oral history, and connect oral history to the ideas and events that shape contemporary discussions. While their is focus on giving OHR authors additional room to discuss their scholarship, this blog also aims to promote the national Oral History Association’s efforts, and thus encourages oral history-focused submissions from anyone anywhere.

    URL: http://oralhistoryreview.org/

Created by John Fea, a Professor of American History at Messiah College, this site focuses on the complex dynamics that play at the intersection of American history, culture, religion, politics, and academic life. This site offers posts about the current interests and works of John Fea as well as comments on current events.

URL: https://thewayofimprovement.com/.

Overseen by the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, this site focuses on the current state of the professional and academic pursuit of U.S. intellectual history. This blog publishes articles that relate to the academic, political, and professional realms of intellectual history. It also offers commentary on some of the most pressing issues facing America today.

URL: https://s-usih.org/blog/.