Welcome to Alpha History

Alpha History is a free, ad-supported online textbook for history teachers and students. Alpha History currently spans 12 different historical periods or themes, with more currently under construction.

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Alpha History contains thousands of invaluable resources including topic summaries, documents, images, maps, timelines, biographical profiles and historiographical information, as well as a range of online activities.

Alpha History is written, curated and compiled by qualified teachers and historians. Content on Alpha History is written specifically for students at middle school, high school and undergraduate levels.

The American Revolution (1763-1789)
The French Revolution (1781-1795)
World War I (1914-1918)
The Russian Revolution (1905-1924)
The Weimar Republic (1918-1933)
Nazi Germany (1933-1945)
The Holocaust (1941-1945)
The Cold War (1945-1989)
The Chinese Revolution (1898-1976)
The Vietnam War (1945-1975)
Northern Ireland and the Troubles (1968-1989)
Past Peculiar

With the exception of primary sources, song lyrics, quotations and extracts from other works, all content on this website is © Alpha History 2014-2022. This content may not be copied, republished or redistributed without the express permission of Alpha History. For more information about the use of Alpha History’s website and content, please refer to our Terms of Use.