United States History from 1865
This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for United States History from 1865 (common course-id HIST 140), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
General Course Description: HIST 140
Historical survey of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present.
Minimum units: 3.0
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret primary and secondary sources and to compose an argument which uses them, as appropriate, for support.
- Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. History through multiple analytical categories such as race, class, gender and ethnicity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of America’s growth in a global context.
- Explain the major economic, technological and scientific developments and their historical significance.
- Analyze major political trends, attitudes, conflicts and events—including both mainstream and reform efforts—and explain their historical significance.
- Explain the major social and cultural developments, their causes and effects, and their historical significance.
- Analyze the relevancy of history in today’s world.
- Written essays and/or research projects.
- Essay exams.
Can also include:
- Classroom discussions that include primary and secondary sources.
- Objective exams.
- Classroom projects and presentations.
American History - Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium (Open (Access) Textbook)In the pieces that follow, we encourage you to probe, dispute, dig deeper — inquire. History is not static. It is fluid.... More
STILL CASTING SHADOWS: A Shared Mosaic of U.S. History Vol. II, 1914-2006 (Open (Access) Textbook)Still Casting Shadows: A Shared Mosaic of U.S. History breaks with tradition by presenting a holistic (rather than a... More