ORE of American History is now a consistently updated digital resource. Visit About to learn more, meet the editorial board, or explore the latest articles.


Content Plan

Broad Framing of Thematic Areas and Subareas

The ORE of American History seeks to map the entire field through the content plan outlined below. These areas form the basis of plans for individual articles, which will be commissioned and added continuously over the life of the project. This list will expand as the field evolves.

Visit the Editorial Board page for more information on the experts who have contributed to this plan, and contact us with feedback and article suggestions

20th Century, Post-1945

20th Century, Pre-1945

African American History

Antebellum History

Asian American History

Civil War and Reconstruction

Colonial History

Cultural History

Early National History

Economic History

Environmental History

Foreign Relations and Foreign Policy

History of Science and Technology

Labor and Working Class History

Late 19th-Century History

Latino History

Legal History

Native American History

Political History

Pre-Contact History

Religious History

Revolutionary History

Slavery and Abolition

Southern History

Urban History

Western History

Women's History