Energy History Online is an educational website serving teachers and students of United States and global energy history.  

Leading energy historians have curated teaching modules on the site appropriate for classroom use. These modules can be used as the basis for seminar and lecture courses in energy history, and to deliver energy history content for general history classes. 

Teaching materials include textual documents, photographs, video, and other media. Primary source items also are available in a library of teaching items that is sortable by fuel type, energy sector, date, document type, and keywords. The library includes additional documentary materials, beyond the individual teaching modules, and will grow over time.


Project Coordinator: 

Paul Sabin, Yale University

Faculty Contributors:

Betsy Beasley, University of Texas at Austin

Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

James Feldman, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Christopher Jones, Arizona State University

Robert Lifset, University of Oklahoma

Ian Miller, Harvard University

Chad Montrie, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Abby Spinak, Harvard University

Christopher Wells, Macalaster College

This website would not be possible without the terrific research assistance provided by Connor Compton, Jamie Cooper, Hilary Griggs, Molly Harris, Clara Ma, Bennet Parten, Walter Thulin, Ben Zdencanovic.

Technical support and design has been provided by Pamela Patterson and the staff of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and YaleSites.

Generous financial support has been provided by Yale College Environmental Studies, Yale Department of History, and the Rosenkranz Award for Pedagogical Advancement.

Please send comments and suggestions to energyhistory@gmail.com