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Open History Textbooks
The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. All contributors—experienced college-level instructors—volunteer their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century classrooms.
US History: OpenStax
Designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. 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). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 - University of North Georgia
This book puts 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.
This online textbook is one of a series of three. It begins by describing Native American Society as it was directly before colonization. This text comprehensively discusses, all topics of American history up to the turn of the twenty first century.
Beginning with the nature of government, this text covers all of the main topics of government including federalism, congress, bureaucracy, and civil rights.
Open Geography Textbooks
By Whole world - land and oceans.jpg: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center derivative work: ויקיג'אנקי [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Open Anthropology Textbooks
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting.
Tutorials created and maintained by Dr. Dennis O'Neil, Behavioral Sciences Department, Palomar College, San Marcos, California.
Native Peoples of North America
Intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective.
ANTH 101: Anthropology for Everyone
A course designed by Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. The course makes available the open textbook "The Art of Being Human" in an interactive hub for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.