WEFOUNDThe History of the World


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The Vault is  Slate 's history blog. Like us on  Facebook , follow us on Twitter  @slatevault , and find us on  Tumblr.  Find out more about what this space is all about  here .

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here .) ( Update : Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)

This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s : the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.

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The Vault is  Slate 's history blog. Like us on  Facebook , follow us on Twitter  @slatevault , and find us on  Tumblr.  Find out more about what this space is all about  here .

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here .) ( Update : Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)

This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s : the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.

History of the World, Part I is a 1981 film that provides a history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Since 1930, the planet's most popular sport — soccer — has played host to a magnificent month of action every four years. In anticipation of the 19th World Cup, here are some of the tournament's famous moments
By Glen Levy

World History Online navigates through 3 000 years of world history , world timelines of civilizations (plus maps), people and world events.

Categorized history articles, features, thumbnailed picture gallery, discussion board, and special events and exhibits.

The French and Indian War (1754-1763) Pre-Revolutionary America (1763-1776) The American Revolution (1754–1781) The Declaration of Independence (1776)

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The Vault is  Slate 's history blog. Like us on  Facebook , follow us on Twitter  @slatevault , and find us on  Tumblr.  Find out more about what this space is all about  here .

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here .) ( Update : Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)

This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s : the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.

History of the World, Part I is a 1981 film that provides a history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Since 1930, the planet's most popular sport — soccer — has played host to a magnificent month of action every four years. In anticipation of the 19th World Cup, here are some of the tournament's famous moments
By Glen Levy

This website uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience. By continuing to use this website you agree to the use of cookies. You can disable cookies in your browser settings.

The Vault is  Slate 's history blog. Like us on  Facebook , follow us on Twitter  @slatevault , and find us on  Tumblr.  Find out more about what this space is all about  here .

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here .) ( Update : Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)

This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s : the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.

History of the World, Part I is a 1981 film that provides a history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.


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