This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for United States History to 1877 (common course-id HIST 130), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
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General Course Description: HIST 130
Historical survey of the European colonization of North America and of the United States through Reconstruction.
Minimum Units: 3.0
- Native American societies and cultures prior to European arrival.
- European colonization and its impact on Native America.
- Establishment and maturation of diverse colonial settlements and populations.
- Colonial policies and imperial rivalries in North America and their implication for settlements.
- The American Revolution
- The formation of the United States government from the Articles of Confederation through the development of the Constitution.
- The early republic including political parties, economic and geographical expansion.
- Sectionalism, slavery and antebellum America
- Western expansion, manifest destiny and Native American policy.
- Antebellum reform.
- Crisis of the 1850s and the coming of the Civil War.
- The Civil War.
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 current analytical categories of 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.