Products

The following products are developed by the Digital History Center:

The West Point History of Warfare Online Textbook

The West Point History of Warfare is a 71-chapter digital interactive textbook developed by the Department of History in partnership with Rowan Technology Solutions, formerly a private company but now a part of USMA’s Directorate of Cadet Activities. Designed specifically to support our two-semester “History of the Military Art” course, the WPHW combines fully-documented texts written by 50 internationally distinguished military historians with cutting-edge animated maps, interactive data visualizations, image galleries, 3-D models, videos, music, and other features. We think it is the best textbook ever created for any subject, and a model of how an interactive digital format can enhance student learning. It received the Society For Military History-George C. Marshall Foundation Prize for the Use of Digital Technology in Teaching Military History in 2016, and print versions of the sections on the Civil War, the American Revolution, and WW2 received Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Awards in 2014, 2016, and 2017. Every cadet at West Point and the Air Force Academy uses the WPHW to learn about the history of warfare, and it is also used at many civilian colleges. The Digital History Center works constantly to make updates and improvements to the textbook.

Check out this publication and many others at the West Point Press.

Online Atlas

Starting in the 1950s, the Department of History has published atlases chronicling the history of American warfare, from early colonial-era conflicts to the then-recent Korean War. Since then, multiple editions of atlases have been published, some focusing on specific conflicts such as the Civil War and the Second World War. With the onset of the 21st Century, many of the maps received a facelift and some necessary corrections, and are now available on the department's website. The atlas has also grown to include maps spanning well beyond the history of the United States military, now dating as far back as the 8th Century BCE.

Click Here To Visit The Online Atlas