United States History to 1877
This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) 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 California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
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
Advisories/Recommendations: Completion of IGETC Area 1A
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.
- 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.
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 (Open (Access) Textbook)This open textbook produced by the University Press of North Georgia (UPNG) examines U.S. History from before European... More
American History - Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium (Open (Access) Textbook)The word history comes from the Greek word historía which means to learn or know by inquiry. In the pieces that follow,... More
STILL CASTING SHADOWS: A Shared Mosaic of U.S. History Vol. I, 1620-1913 (Open (Access) Textbook)Still Casting Shadows: A Shared Mosaic of U.S. History breaks with tradition by presenting a holistic (rather than a... More