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 American Civil War
 American colonies - and transportation
 American Colonization Society - in Liberia
 American Independence, War of
  - brief account
  - tour through time
  - and creation myths
  - and European diseases
 American Negro - origins
  - tour through time
 America's Cup
  - and Marconi
 Amerindians - and European diseases
 Amery, Leo - 'In the name of God, go!'
 Amharic - and Pedro Páez
 Amherst, Jeffrey - and the Pontiac uprising
 Amida - Japanese name for Amithaba
 Amiens - peace of 1802
  - and gas lighting
  - battle in 1918
 Amin, Hafizullah - Afghan politician
  - and the Soviet invasion
 Amin, Idi - president of Uganda
 amino acids - first stirrings of life
 Amis, Kingsley
 Amithaba - known in Japan as Amida
 Amminius - son of Cymbeline
 amnesty - for generals in Argentina
  - for generals in Uruguay
 Amnesty International
 Amontons, Guillaume - and mercury
 Amores - by Ovid
 Amours - of Ronsard
 amphibians - in evolution
 amphibious warfare - in World War II
 Ampleforth College
 Ampulla, Holy - brought by Holy Spirit
 amputation - in 16th century
  - and infection
  - of Nelson's arm
  - at Waterloo
  - first under anaesthesia
  - during the First World War
  - in 20th century
  - prevented by penicillin
 Amritsar - holy city of the Sikhs
 Amsterdam - and banking
  - and religious freedom in 17th century
  - and Rembrandt
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