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African American History and Culture
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African American History and Culture contains 10 modules starting with African Origins - History and Captivity and continuing through Reconstruction. Openly-licensed course materials developed for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, led by Achieving the Dream https://courses.lumenlearning.com/catalog/achievingthedream.

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Computer Science
U.S. History
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Lumen Learning
Author:
Florida State College At Jacksonville
Date Added:
01/07/2020
America Through Media
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Historians learn about the past in many ways. Political and legal documents, economic statistics, film and video footage of events, material items such as tools and clothing, literature, songs, movies: all of these leftovers from previous eras help historians piece together the different ways that societies change over time. This interactive textbook is designed to help students understand America in the twentieth century through examination of the media produced in that era. Such explorations into the past are called cultural history, which has been defined by the Yale University Department of History as “an effort to inhabit the minds of the people of different worlds.”

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U.S. History
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Provider:
MassBay Community College
Author:
Jill Silos-Rooney
Date Added:
05/13/2019
American Consumer Culture
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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the ‰ŰĎgood life‰Ű through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

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World Cultures
U.S. History
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meg Jacobs
Date Added:
02/16/2011
American History to 1865, Fall 2010
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This course provides a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. It examines the colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact. Readings include writings of the period by J. Winthrop, T. Paine, T. Jefferson, J. Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and A. Lincoln.

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U.S. History
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Maier, Pauline
Date Added:
01/01/2010
The American Yawp
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The American Yawp constructs a coherent and accessible narrative from all the best of recent historical scholarship. Without losing sight of politics and power, it incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. Whitman’s America, like ours, cut across the narrow boundaries that strangle many narratives. Balancing academic rigor with popular readability, The American Yawp offers a multi-layered, democratic alternative to the American past.

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U.S. History
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The American Yawp
Date Added:
07/08/2016
The American Yawp Vol. II: Since 1877
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In an increasingly digital world in which pedagogical trends are de-emphasizing rote learning and professors are increasingly turning toward active-learning exercises, scholars are fleeing traditional textbooks. Yet for those that still yearn for the safe tether of a synthetic text, as either narrative backbone or occasional reference material, The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. Unchecked by profit motives or business models, and free from for-profit educational organizations, The American Yawp is by scholars, for scholars. All contributors—experienced college-level instructors—volunteer their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century classrooms.

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U.S. History
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Textbook
Provider:
Stanford University
Author:
Ben Wright
Joseph L. Locke
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Bay College - HIST 211 - U.S. History to 1865
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Online OER text created for U.S. History to 1865 by Dr. June Klees for Bay College.

© 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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U.S. History
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Textbook
Provider:
Bay College
Author:
Dr. June Klees
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Bay College - HIST 212 - U.S. History 1865 to Present
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Online OER text created for U.S. History 1865 to Present by Dr. June Klees for Bay College.

© 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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U.S. History
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Textbook
Provider:
Bay College
Author:
Dr. June Klees
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Book: U.S. History (American YAWP)
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The American Yawp is a collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for general readers and college-level history courses. Over three hundred academic historians—scholars and experienced college-level instructors—have come together and freely volunteered their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century readers.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Stanford University
Date Added:
02/09/2022
Competing Visions: A History of California
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This is a college-level history of California that covers (in thirteen chapters) the state's history prior to Spanish colonization and up through the present day. Three major themes provide a unifying thread for the narrative: demographic and cultural diversity, California's relationship to the nation and world, and competing visions of the "California Dream," including contestations over the allocation of cultural, economic, and political power. The text is richly illustrated with maps, charts, photographs, and art.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
Richard Griswold del Castillo
Robert W. Cherny
Date Added:
10/26/2021
Freedom of Religion
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This course focuses on the first two clauses of the First Amendment to the US Constitution: the clauses prohibiting the government from “establishing” a national religion and the clause preventing the government from “prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This course focuses, in roughly equal parts, on these two clauses and how they are interpreted and applied.

This is an introductory level course and no prior knowledge of law or government is required.

The course opens with a discussion of the historical context of the First Amendment and an explanation of the two clauses and where they apply. We’ll also discuss the legal standards under which freedom of religion are analyzed and discuss the important differences between religious beliefs and religious practices.

Modules 2 and 3 focus on the free exercise clause. We’ll look at cases that have analyzed laws that target religious groups and those that have disproportionate impacts on particular religious groups. We’ll also discuss the principle that practicing religion does not mandate that the government exempt adherents from laws of general applicability. Module 3 looks at the application of free exercise clause jurisprudence on a variety of rights informed by religious beliefs, including refusing medical treatment and conducting religious meetings and services.

Module 4 segues to the establishment clause, first focusing on tests that are used to determine whether government laws or policies are considered to be enforcements of religion. We’ll also look at cases involving religious monuments, at government voucher programs that can be used at religious schools and at cases involving school prayer.

Module 5 concludes the course with a look at a variety of recent cases involving freedom of religion. We’ll look at cases involving the usage of “in God we Trust” on currency and Ten Commandment monuments on government property. We’ll also look at President Trump’s travel ban and exemptions from the Affordable Care Act in the Hobby Lobby case. We’ll also look at the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which analyzed whether exemptions to civil rights rules must be carved to protect asserted religious freedom.

This course should give you a firm understanding of both freedom of religion and freedom from religion under the provision that the “founding fathers” thought important enough to put at the very beginning of the Bill of Rights.

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U.S. History
General Law
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Full Course
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Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Stephen Haas
Date Added:
12/11/2019
Great Depression Online Course for Teachers and Students
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History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics-whether you're studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.

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U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Great Inflation Online Course for Teachers and Students
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In this course, superhero Jack of All Trades and his sidekick Andy are confronted by a villain that threatens to disrupt society and rob the world of the certainty people have come to expect. And this dastardly villain is...Inflation. Jack and Andy time travel to the period known as The Great Inflation to discover the truth about inflation. With the help of Dr. Equilibrium, professor of economics, they learn that inflation is the result of too much money chasing too few goods and that the Federal Reserve System plays a key role in maintaining stable prices.

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U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
HST 201 - US History: Colonial & Revolutionary
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This course provides an overview of the United States from pre-Columbian North American and European antecedents to colonization, Colonial America, Revolutionary America; development of U.S. government, economy, and society to 1840.
Course Outcomes:
1. Articulate an understanding of key historical events from pre-Columbian North America and European antecedents to colonization, the development of slavery, Native American history, Colonial America, Revolutionary America and the development of U.S. government, economy, and society to 1840.
2. Identify and investigate historical theses, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate reasoning to construct evidence-based arguments on historical issues.
3. Construct an historical argument integrating both primary documents and secondary sources.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
HS+ Washington State History, Art and English (2020)
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This theme-based English course integrates reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills around assignments and activities focusing on Washington State History and Art. This competency-based class allows students to work at their own pace, exit at a level appropriate to demonstrated skills and knowledge, and earn high school credits in English, Lab Science, and/or electives.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
SBCTC Admin
Date Added:
10/30/2020
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
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This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life. WARNING: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
Wai Chee Dimock
Date Added:
04/30/2012
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877
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This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history. Prior to its publication, History in the Making underwent a rigorous double blind peer review, a process that involved over thirty scholars who reviewed the materially carefully, objectively, and candidly in order to ensure not only its scholarly integrity but also its high standard of quality. This book provides a strong emphasis on critical thinking about US History by providing several key features in each chapter. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students to understand what they will learn in each chapter. Before You Move On sections at the end of each main section are designed to encourage students to reflect on important concepts and test their knowledge as they read. In addition, each chapter includes Critical Thinking Exercises that ask the student to deeply explore chapter content, Key Terms, and a Chronology of events.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Catherine Locks
Marie Lasseter
Pamela Roseman
Sarah Mergel
Tamara Spike
Date Added:
09/22/2013
"History of North Dakota" by Elwyn B. Robinson
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Elwyn Robinson's sweeping History of North Dakota has become a classic in American state histories. One of the state's great professors and historians takes into account not only politics, but sociology, economics, ethnology, theology, nature studies and geography to describe North Dakota to the world and to itself.

Geography, in particular, formed the basis of Professor Robinson's historical interpretation. His 'too-much mistake,' the belief that North Dakota built too much, too fast, in an isolated area buffeted by difficult climate, has become the guiding principle for a quarter century of historical debate on Dakota plains history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of North Dakota
Provider Set:
Scholarly Commons
Author:
Elwyn B Robinson
Date Added:
09/22/2017
A History of the United States (1870-Present)
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We constructed A History of the United States by reading and experimenting with each of the textbooks that are on the market. We already knew that many students approach college as if it is a quest to figure out what material is likely to be on an exam. We were surprised to see how savvy students were when they applied this model to textbook reading—many of them simply skip through about a third of a typical US history textbook. It was clear that we could eliminate lengthy opening vignettes, extended block quotes, and special sections that students assumed were placed in shaded boxes to indicate that they were not going to be on the exam.

We also found that students are allergic to textbooks that only have a few pictures, and they really do learn from images that are presented in a way that teaches an important lesson. However, these same students also admitted that they were easily distracted when they read. When there are too many pictures and when all these images disrupt the flow of the text, they admitted, they catch themselves “browsing” their textbooks as if they were catalogs or popular magazines.

Here’s the best part: this allowed the author freedom to include a lot more content and essential background information without making the book any longer than other textbooks. We found that key concepts that are important to understanding history—such as the difference between Socialism, Capitalism, and Communism—could be incorporated into the text. We were able to include examples from labor history beyond Homestead, Haymarket, and Pullman. In so doing, we hope our book communicates the simple truth that the historic conflict between labor and capital was not limited to Chicago and Pennsylvania.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David J. Trowbridge
Date Added:
02/01/2022
Homeland Security: Safeguarding the U.S. Against Domestic Catastrophic Destruction
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What is homeland security and why do we need it? What was unique about the 9/11 attacks that prompted the largest reorganization of the Federal government since the end of World War II? What is the difference between homeland security and national security? Why is critical infrastructure protection so critical? Why is emergency management an essential mission area within homeland security? What is the relationship between homeland security and DoD, National Guard, FBI, and State and Local law enforcement? Explore these questions and the events that made homeland security what it is today. Find out why homeland security is an unprecedented historical challenge requiring an unprecedented government response. Review the homeland security mission areas and understand not only what is being done but also why. Discover “who’s who and what do they do” within the Department of Homeland Security and the greater Homeland Security Enterprise. This book provides the most comprehensive overview and most concise resource for understanding homeland security today. Within these pages you will find insight to the most pressing challenges of the 21st century confronting the nation, your community, and you.

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Management
Criminal Justice
U.S. History
Law
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Tina Bynum
Date Added:
06/17/2019
"John F. Kennedy History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry" by John Delane Williams, Robert G. Waite et al.
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On September 25, 1963, President John F. Kennedy traveled to Grand Forks, North Dakota, greeted its citizens while touring the city, and delivered a speech at the University of North Dakota Field House, which addressed important issues still vital today: environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, economic development, the struggle between democracy and totalitarianism, and the importance of education and public service. The University conferred on the President an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Over 20,000 people assembled on campus that day to see JFK -- the largest campus gathering in UND history. Tragically, less than two months later, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was assassinated in Dallas.

To commemorate the forty-fifth anniversary of the President's Grand Forks visit, and in tandem with the University's one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary, UND organized a September 25-27, 2008 conference to foster interdisciplinary discussion and analysis of the issues addressed in JFK's UND speech, as well as other significant issues of the Kennedy era, including civil rights, space exploration, the nuclear threat, and the influence of the media on presidential politics. The Conference also explored issues related to the President's assassination within weeks of his UND visit. This publication of conference proceedings collects the papers presented during this conference as well as transcripts of significant addresses and discussions.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
University of North Dakota
Provider Set:
Scholarly Commons
Author:
Gregory S. Gordon
John Delane Williams
Robert G. Waite
Date Added:
10/24/2019
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the Bill of Rights Institute. The course is designed to align with the curriculum guidelines for AP U.S. History from the College Board. This content is available for students when instructors set up a course in OpenStax Tutor. Visit www.openstax.org/openstax-tutor to learn more.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
OpenStax
Date Added:
02/01/2022
Oil: International Evolution
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Have you purchased gasoline and wondered at the price changes? Or worn your polyester jacket and wondered how it kept you warm, or been thankful your phone didn't break when you dropped it? These are just some benefits the petroleum industry brings to our world. Other aspects to the global world market involve natural disasters, wars, rumors of wars, national security, and consumer demand. Learn about oil production and how nations respond as EGEE 120 gives you a foundation of how industry interacts with you, governments, transportation, politics, and the world. You will become a more informed citizen, able to support your opinion about oil and the environment. As John McCain said, \Whoever controls oil controls much more than oil.\"

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U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Karen Hagemeier Jensen
Yaw Yeboah"
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Open Anthology of The American Revolution: Primary Source Readings 1623-1800
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The American Revolution began in earnest on April 19, 1775, but it didn’t start there. It had been in the making for at least a century and a half before that famous date. This compilation, therefore, brings together sources organized into four eras: Virginia Settlement, Puritans in New England, The Old Colonial Period, and The American Revolution, to chart the evolution of the American self from British citizens to revolutionaries.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Laura Lyons McLemore
Date Added:
02/01/2022
OpenStax U.S. History (Chapters 1-16 + appendices)
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This sample shell is produced by the California Community Colleges CVC-OEI to support faculty in the use of Open Educational Resources and development of courses aligned to the OEI Course Design Rubric. The shell may be used for online, hybrid, &/or face-to-face classes. The shell is available for all faculty, not just those faculty in the CCC system. The team producing this shell includes Helen Graves, Liezl Madrona, Cyrus Helf, Nicole Woolley & Barbara Illowsky. If you are having challenges importing the shell, here are some steps to take. (1) Create an empty shell in your sandbox. (2) Import the Canvas Commons course into your shell. (3) Adapt the content as you wish. (4) If all else fails, contact your college IT person or Canvas administrator.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative
Date Added:
09/03/2021
OpenStax U.S. History (Chapters 16-32 + appendices)
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This sample shell is produced by the California Community Colleges CVC-OEI to support faculty in the use of Open Educational Resources and development of courses aligned to the OEI Course Design Rubric. The shell may be used for online, hybrid, &/or face-to-face classes. The shell is available for all faculty, not just those faculty in the CCC system. The team producing this shell includes Helen Graves, Liezl Madrona, Cyrus Helf, Nicole Woolley & Barbara Illowsky. If you are having challenges importing the shell, here are some steps to take. (1) Create an empty shell in your sandbox. (2) Import the Canvas Commons course into your shell. (3) Adapt the content as you wish. (4) If all else fails, contact your college IT person or Canvas administrator.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative
Date Added:
09/03/2021
Our History: A History of the United States from Pre-Columbian to the Present
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1 US History to 1877
1.1 Chapter 1: In the Beginning
1.2 Chapter 2: When Cultures Collide
1.3 Chapter 3: British Colonial North America
1.4 Chapter 4: Colonial Government and Economy
1.5 Chapter 5: Colonial Slavery
1.6 Chapter 6: A Brief Overview of Colonial Religion
1.7 Chapter 7: Cultures of Colonial America
1.8 Chapter 8: An Intellectual and Religious Flowering in Colonial North America
1.9 Chapter 9: Towards Independence, 1750-1776
1.10 Chapter 10: Creating These United States, 1776-1800
1.11 Chapter 11: The Agrarian Republic and the Symbolic End of the Revolution, 1800-1826
1.12 Chapter 12: The Age of the Common Man, 1826-1850
1.13 Chapter 13: 19th Century Reform Movements
1.14 Chapter 14: War Drums, 1845-1860
2 US history from 1877 to the Present

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Jim Ross-Nazzal
Date Added:
07/12/2017
Pacific NW History (HIST 214)
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This course teaches critical learning abilities that are skills and attitudes to be taught across the curriculum: communication, problem solving or critical thinking, responsibility, and global awareness or diversity/appreciation. To these, we add information/technology literacy, and lifelong learning. By the end of the course students will be able to: Identify the major political, economic, and social developments in Pacific Northwest history and especially in the state of Washington; Integrate the perspectives of different peoples to interpret Pacific Northwest history; Describe the Pacific Northwestęs role in the context of American and world history; Apply your knowledge of Pacific Northwest history to your life by conducting an oral history and by researching and writing about issues in the region today; and Define current environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest and analyze their historical context.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
05/03/2013
A People's History of New York City
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A People’s History of New York City traces the history of NYC through the experiences of Immigrant and Migrant communities. By tracing common threads between these groups the City’s modern relevance, as well as its present tensions is unveiled. Highlighted are economic and social struggles for equity, justice and liberation from the marginalized groups who allowed for the creation of arguably the most significant metropolis of the present era.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Samuel Finesurrey
Date Added:
01/10/2022
Plague Diaries: Firsthand Accounts of Epidemics, 430 B.C. to A.D. 1918
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A collection of nine excerpts from historical accounts of epidemics: two from ancient sources, one from the Black Death in 14th century Europe, one from the 1665 Plague of London, one from the late 18th century Yellow Fever outbreak in Philadelphia, two from smallpox epidemics on Native American reservations in the late 19th century, and two from the influenza pandemic of 1918.

All readings include a brief introduction to the historical context, a glossary, discussion questions, and sources. Discussion questions can be edited to support learning in various disciplines.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Religious Studies
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
History
Ancient History
U.S. History
World History
Anatomy/Physiology
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
David Ulrich
Ryan Johnson
Tina Ulrich
Date Added:
05/12/2020
Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience
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Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience gives instructors, students, and general readers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of African Americans’ cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, and religious and philosophical worldviews in a critical framework. It offers sound interdisciplinary analysis of selected historical and contemporary issues surrounding the origins and manifestations of White supremacy in the United States. By placing race at the center of the work, the book offers significant lessons for understanding the institutional marginalization of Blacks in contemporary America and their historical resistance and perseverance.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Eastern Kentucky University
Author:
Gwendolyn Graham
Joshua Farrington
Norman W. Powell
Date Added:
06/24/2020
Solar Resource Assessment and Economics
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Are you interested in Solar Energy? Solar Resource Assessment and Economics explores the methods, economic criteria, and meteorological background for assessing the solar resource with respect to project development of solar energy conversion systems for stakeholders in a given locale. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of the physical qualities of the solar resource, estimation of the fractional contributions of irradiance to total demand, and economic assessment of the solar resource. The course utilizes real data sets and resources to provide students context for the drivers, frameworks, and requirements of solar energy evaluation.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Finance
U.S. History
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Jeffrey Brownson
Date Added:
10/07/2019
A Survey of American Literature from the Beginnings to 2020
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Abstract: Authoring America: A Survey of American Literature from Its Beginnings to 2020 is a five-volume, completely-open anthology that features full text by over 100 authors. From Native American tales of origins to the latest poem read at a presidential inauguration, the selections represent the diverse voices in American literature. This anthology charts the development of the literary production in the United States, highlighting the writers who influenced and authored American letters.

Volume 1 was developed as an adaptation of the textbook "Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution" by Wendy Kurant, developed at the University of Georgia and the Galileo Open Learning Materials program.

Volumes 2-5 were developed as an adaptation of the textbook Writing the Nation a Concise Introduction… by Amy Berke, Robert Bleil, Jordan Cofer and Doug Davis, developed at the University of Georgia and the Galileo Open Learning Materials program. In volumes 4-5, copyrighted materials are linked to the University of Delaware Library's collections. Others using these volumes should check with their librarians to see if these materials are available and can be linked.

Description: Features: Contextualizing introductions to the major literary periods, over 100 historical images, and In-depth biographies of each author.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Reading Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Grogan Christine
Date Added:
12/23/2021
Teaching and Learning Iowa's History
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Teaching and Learning Iowa History represents a unique way for community members, teachers, and university students to join in the same learning experience with similar goals and curiosities. Whoever you are, we're glad you're here! 

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Texas Government
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A textbook written by Dr. Daniel Regalado (Professor of Government and History at Odessa College), along with some sources from OpenStax material, for GOVT 2306: Texas Government. Source was written in Fall 2017.

Subject:
Higher Education
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Daniel M Regalado PhD
Date Added:
04/03/2019
U.S. History
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U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
John M. Lund
Paul Vickery
P. Scott Corbett
Sylvie Waskiewicz
Todd Pfannestiel
Volker Janssen
Date Added:
05/07/2014
US History II
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U.S. History II covers the chronological history of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 21st Century.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Achieving the Dream
Author:
Pima Community College
Date Added:
05/20/2021
United States History 1 Textbook
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U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
caesar Smith
Date Added:
06/07/2019
United States History I
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This Lumen Learning Waymaker U.S. History course aims to help students think critically about history and use historical thinking skills to describe, compare, contextualize, and construct historical arguments about major events in American history through 1877, from the European settling of the Americas to the Reconstruction Era.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
02/01/2022
United States History I
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"Romanticism and myth surround United States history in contemporary popular culture. This course encourages students to develop a critical understanding of the history of our nation. This course will guide students through a wealth of primary sources, and view videos tied to clear learning objectives designed to improve their critical thinking skills. Sample assignments are included. Key topics include early globalization and European exploration, colonial societies, the English Empire, America’s War for Independence, the creation of the American Republic, the industrial transformation, Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion, “King” Cotton and idealism in the antebellum South, the troubled 1850s, and the Civil War to Reconstruction.

This course was developed using the OpenStax US History text with the inclusion of a primary source reader from American Yawp. The course also includes additional videos, images, and enhancements, as well as a quiz bank provided by Lumen Learning. Assignments were contributed by Thomas deMayo and Chris Thomas from Reynolds Community College."

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
02/01/2022
United States History I
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The authors of American Yawp begin their effort with a pertinent quote from Walt Whitman. This course takes an approach to history that fosters a method of critical thought and a rigorous questioning of the history of the United States. Key topics include the characteristics and legends of the New World, imperial European cultures and their clashes, British North America, colonial society, the American Revolution and the new nation, the early American Republic, the market revolution, the challenges of democracy in America, religion and political reform, the old south, the consequences of Manifest Destiny, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

This course comes from The American Yawp, a free, collaboratively-built textbook curated by Joseph Locke & Ben Wright. It also includes the American Yawp Reader and a handful of other primary resources identified by various faculty across the country. Other minor adaptations and additions have been provided by Lumen Learning.

Subject:
Computer Science
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
02/01/2022
United States History II
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“History is our ongoing conversation with the past.” So say the authors of American Yawp. This course takes an approach to history that fosters a method of critical thought and a rigorous questioning of the history of the United States. Key topics include Reconstruction, Industrial America, conquering the West, capital and labor, the American empire, the progressive era, World War I and its aftermath, the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, post-war affluence, the 1960s, cultural and societal conflicts, the rise of the right and conservatism, and the recent past from 1990 to the Great Recession. This course is based on the collaborative, open, online text entitled American Yawp, including the American Yawp Primary Source Reader. The course also includes ancillary material from OpenStax US History as well as videos, images, quizzes, and other enhancements from various sources. Assignments were contributed by Thomas deMayo and Chris Thomas from Reynolds Community College. This course was developed using the OpenStax US History text with the inclusion of a primary source reader from American Yawp. The course also includes additional videos, images, and enhancements, as well as a quiz bank provided by Lumen Learning. Assignments were contributed by Thomas deMayo and Chris Thomas from Reynolds Community College.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
02/01/2022
United States History II
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This text is a lower-division level introduction to US History from the Reconstruction Era to present day.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Achieving the Dream
Author:
Mark Sample
Monroe Community College
Date Added:
05/20/2021
United States History II
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What does it mean to be informed? To know our history? This course encourages students to develop a critical understanding of the history of our nation. United States History II covers the chronological history of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the twenty-first century and introduces key forces and major developments that together form the US experience, providing a balanced approach that considers the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience), with particular attention paid to issues of race, class, and gender.

This text comes almost entirely from OpenStax U.S. History, but is supplemented with primary source readings from The American Yawp Reader. There are other minor additions and enhancements made by Lumen Learning or other faculty.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
02/01/2022
Washington State History
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The history of Washington includes thousands of years of Native American history before Europeans arrived and began to establish territorial claims. The region was part of Oregon Territory from 1848 to 1853, after which it was separated from Oregon and established as Washington Territory following the efforts at the Monticello Convention. In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Denise Ranney
Date Added:
02/01/2022
West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader
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Kevin Barksdale (Marshall University) and Ken Fones-Wolf (West Virginia University) assembled this collection of essays, mostly from the journal they edit, West Virginia History, to serve as a reader for courses on the Mountain State’s history. In selecting essays, they emphasized pieces that addressed themes from differing perspectives. For example, the first two essays examine the eighteenth-century frontier and Indian-white relations, one from the perspective of Europeans seeking to destroy Native Americans and the other from the vantage of the Cherokee hoping for some security. Among the other topics highlighted in these essays are: the coming of the Civil War, the efforts of women and blacks to negotiate citizenship during Reconstruction, the struggles of immigrants and African Americans during industrialization, the impact of the Cold War, and episodes that might be grouped as part of the culture wars. As such, they offer multiple opportunities for students to compare and contrast the experiences of varying groups of West Virginians throughout the state’s history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
West Virginia University
Provider Set:
Open Access Textbooks
Author:
Ken Fones-Wolf
Kevin Barksdale
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Women in US History (HIST 215)
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The heritage of women represents one-half of the history of the United States; for that reason alone it is worthy of closer scrutiny than it has received in standard history courses. The movement of women for social, political, and economic equality represents the longest and most far-reaching civil rights movement in U.S. history, yet it is a movement that has received minimal space and attention in standard history courses. This class is an attempt to bring to the foreground a history that we all share but perhaps have until now lacked the opportunity or information to focus on. It is a history that I find both maddening and inspiring, and one whose study is challenging, difficult, and ultimately so rewarding that it is worth every bit of effort, and then some.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
05/03/2013
Writing That Works
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The UBalt Writing Center is dedicated to building relationships with the writers in our community and helping students develop their writing over time.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Baltimore
Date Added:
07/13/2022