Welcome to American History Central

American History Central is an online digital encyclopedia. It has been developed as an educational resource for teachers and students.

Search Qualified Education Resources

One of the great problems of searching for reference and research materials online is the fact that much of the content available does not come from trusted resources. Our custom search engine allows you to search across a select set of digital encyclopedias, chosen by our expert team. By using this search box below, you can trust that the results are qualified and accurate.

Online Digital Encyclopedia Development

This site has been built with the original version of the Encyclopedia Content Management System (eCMS), a framework developed by R.Squared Communications, specifically to power online digital encyclopedias. eCMS has been used by the Ohio Historical Society, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, University of Tennessee Press and the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.

A new version of eCMS — a plugin for WordPress — is currently under development. The University of South Carolina will be the first to implment the WordPress version, as part of the Digital SC Encyclopedia project.