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The History of the United States To 1865 provides a balanced approach to building historical awareness on the trends, concepts and key moments of a nation comprised of diverse experiences and perspectives.
Because the course is built on CogBooks’ Advanced Adaptive technology, it instantly helps you teach more effectively and provide every student with the individual support they need.
Your students will find the experience miles ahead of a static textbook. And because our smart instructor tools give you deep insights into each individual student, you’ll find you can use your valuable time much more productively.
“Cogbooks has helped me to be able to focus on the more interesting part of teaching history.”
Denise Bates Arizona State University
See US History in action
US History has been crafted in close collaboration with faculty at Arizona State University. It is based on OpenStax content, and enriched with dozens of video clips and interactive elements. Combined with our Advanced Adaptive Learning methods, it provides a state of the art courseware experience.
CogBooks is an OpenStax Ally. We join OpenStax in the mission to improve access to affordable educational materials by providing additional resources for OpenStax books. OpenStax is committed to providing free, peer-reviewed textbook content and offering multiple options for faculty who need additional resources for their course.
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A World In Motion: Indigenous Peoples and the Rise of the Atlantic World
The pre-colonial and-early colonial periods were times of great global shifts fueled by new economic systems, religious zeal, and the desire for expanding political influence. This unit focuses on life in the Americas, Europe and Africa before 1492 and charts out the early stages of globalization.
A Collision of Cultures
As Europeans moved beyond exploration and into colonization of the Americas, they brought changes to virtually every aspect of the land and its people, from trade and hunting to warfare and personal property. European goods, ideas, and diseases shaped the changing continent.
Reform, Protest and Revolution in the New World
The period 1763-1783 was a tumultuous time filled with reform, protest and revolution. Despite the celebratory fervor exhibited by many colonist over the British victory over France, tensions began to rise fueled by a financial crisis, imposing British policies and an emerging colonial identity of independence.
The Emergence of a New Nation
After the Revolution, the balance of power between women and men, as well as between whites, blacks, and Indians remained largely unchanged. This unit focuses on the creation of republican governments as each state drafted its own constitution and examines the growing pains of the New Republic.
The Rise of American Democracy and the Impact of Expansion and Exploitation
Industrialization led to radical changes in American life. New industrial towns dotted the landscape as workers also gained a greater appreciation of the value of their work and, in some instances, began to question the basic fairness of the new industrial order.
Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
In the years before the Civil War, the South produced the bulk of the world’s supply of cotton. The Mississippi River Valley slave states became the epicenter of cotton production, an area of frantic economic activity.
A House Divided: War and a New Birth of Freedom
The difficult process of reaching a compromise on slavery in 1850 exposed the sectional fault lines in the United States that were further exacerbated by the passing of a series of laws, the acts of radical abolitionists, and the election of Abraham Lincoln.
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