About Us

An Encyclopedia of American History



Our mission is simple. We want to provide fact-based, peer-reviewed resources that cover topics in American history to students, educators, and historians. We want them to be able to use our resources as references and also to enjoy learning about history.


The Encyclopedia includes hundreds of objects, including Entries, Images, Videos, and more, that are primarily organized by letter of the alphabet and time period.

Facts Are Stubborn Things

Our intent is to present as much factual information on each topic as we can, with as little conjecture and opinion as possible. After all, this is an Encyclopedia. There are literally thousands of websites that cover American history, and many of them repeat the same stories, whether they are factually correct or not. Our goal is to keep to the facts. To get to the facts, we have to sort through the fiction at times, and that can take a significant amount of research.

We Create, Collect and Collate Content

We produce content on our own, covering topics on American History. However, we also search the web for resources that help supplement and expand our content. This is done in an effort to weave a comprehensive overview of each and every topic in the Encyclopedia.

We have started publishing new Entries on the Civil War that have been written over the past three years. Additionally, we are adding Images, Videos, Audio Recordings and Quick Facts for the French & Indian War, American Revolution, and the Civil War.

Seen and Used by Millions Worldwide

We continue to work on expanding the Encyclopedia, due in large part to the traffic it receives. Since it launched in 2010, more than 1.2 million unique visitors from all over the world have visited the site. We have served up more than 2 million page views, and hundreds of other sites from schools, libraries, and educational resources link back to this one.


If you are interested in contributing to the Encyclopedia, please let us know. We are especially interested in content related to the following:

  • French and Indian War
  • Native American Tribes
  • Mexican-American War

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American History Central is an independent encyclopedia of American history, funded, maintained, and published by R.Squared Communications, LLC.