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The American Yawp

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.

The American Yawp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 -University of North Georgia

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. -University of North Georgia

Authors:

Catherine Locks, Fort Valley State University, History
Sarah K. Mergel, Ph. D., Dalton State College, History
Pamela Thomas Roseman Ph. D., Georgia Perimeter College, History
Tamara Spike, Ph. D., University of North Georgia

This work is licensed by The University System of Georgia under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

American History

This online textbook is one of a series of three. It begins by describing Native American Society as it was directly before colinization. This text comprehensively discusses, all topics of American history up to the turn of the twenty first century.

Authors:

Carol Berkin Ph.D., History, CUNY Graduate Center
Ira Berlin, History, University of Maryland
Joseph Ellis Ph.D., History, Mt. Holyoke College

This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

American Government

Beginning with the nature of government, this text covers all of the main topics of government including federalism, congress, bureaucracy, and civil rights.

Authors:

Carol Berkin Ph.D., History, CUNY Graduate Center
Ira Berlin, History, University of Maryland
Joseph Ellis Ph.D., History, Mt. Holyoke College

This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

The copyright status of items in the DPLA varies. Many items are in the public domain. For individual rights information, please check the Rights field in the metadata or follow the link to the digital object on the content provider’s website for more information.

Franklin Papers -American Philosophical Society and Yale University

the Digital Edition of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin serves text of published papers and unverified transcriptions of unpublished material. The texts are fully searchable and are indexed by volume, correspondent name, and date. The Franklin Papers contain biographical sketches of all Franklin's correspondents.

These writings are more than two hundred years old and should be considered to be in the public domain. Nevertheless, the Terms of Franklin Papers should be considered before reproducing any of these materials for commercial purposes or on a scale beyond "fair use" or "fair dealing".

American Memory -Library of Congress

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Patrons desiring to use materials from this website bear the responsibility of making individualized determinations as to whether privacy and publicity rights are implicated by the nature of the materials and how they use such materials. See the Legal Information.

Presidential Speech Archive -Miller Center, University of Virginia

The Scripps Library, through cooperation with various presidential libraries, has been collecting some of the most important presidential speeches in American history. These speeches all have transcripts, and some are available in their entirety in audio or video form.

Freely available content, though copyright resides with the Miller Center and the University of Virginia.


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