U.S. History by OpenStax (hardcover version, full color)

January 27, 2020 - Comment

ABOUT THE BOOK: U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments

ABOUT THE BOOK: U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class, and gender. 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). This is a full-color textbook.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Wow, did that get political I purchased this book just as an enjoyable refresher on American history. I loved everything about this book for the first 700 pages. Once the book hits the 20th Century the one-sided (far left) politics come out swinging. I consider myself and independent moderate, but the extent the author(s) went to in order to defend his obvious political leanings made the reading tasteless. It was very disappointing to start so strong and finish in such a ridiculous manner.

Anonymous says:

Seems like a decent, general-purpose textbook for US History I got this through the free textbook website. I read a lot of historical non-fiction and just was interested in an end-to-end overview. This book is pretty decent. I mean, it seems like the textbooks I paid $100+ for in college years ago. There are also little sections with links to a website that will redirect you to some primary and secondary sources related to the topic that’s being discussed.

Anonymous says:

Great review of our history. We all study this in high school, 50 years ago? After high school in the 60s it was great to read our history again. I found this to be enjoyable and educational. There were many things in our history that I either forgot, didn’t learn or have been changed. I highly recommend reading this book.

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