Western Europe History

Western Europe history has been shaped by the political systems of its states and by the evolution of civil institutions that have developed separate from government. These include religion, the family, business, the arts, and schools. How have these changed over time? How have these groups interacted and competed with each other to influence the…

The Frontier and American History

After the Revolutionary War, delegates to the Constitutional Convention realized that the country needed a strong national government. But they argued bitterly over how such a government should look, especially whether it should have a centralized, executive branch that would control state legislatures or one with three branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) that were structured…

The Benefits of Western History Association Membership

Membership in the Western History Association connects you to a professional network of writers, historians, curators, publishers, editors, teachers, students, and fans who are interested in the study of the North American West. Founded in 1961, the Association encourages research on all aspects of the West and promotes a greater understanding of the complexities and…

What Is Western World History?

Western world history is the study of events that have occurred throughout much of Europe, North America and parts of Asia. It includes the early development of human civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the rise of ancient Greece and Rome and their contributions to philosophy, mathematics, theater and science. It also covers the European Age…

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Founded in 1955, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is a world-class institution that collects and displays art, history and culture to educate people about the American West. It is home to a superb collection of classic and contemporary Western art, as well as historic rodeo memorabilia, Victorian firearms, frontier military objects and an…

The Geography of North America

North America is one of the world’s largest continents. It is home to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands and dozens of other countries, territories and dependencies. Located in the northern and western hemispheres, it is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean in the north, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf…

The Western History Timeline

Western culture, often referred to as Western civilization, is a broad term that encompasses many social and cultural traditions including ethical values, religious beliefs and political systems. The term can also be used to refer to the cultural artifacts and technological achievements that developed out of Europe’s long history and extended beyond its borders. The…