History Textbooks

Read more about Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

Publisher: Smarthistory

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian / Ur III, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian art.

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Read more about The American Yawp Vol. II: Since 1877

The American Yawp Vol. II: Since 1877

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Locke and Wright

Publisher: Stanford University Press

License: CC BY-SA

In an increasingly digital world in which pedagogical trends are de-emphasizing rote learning and professors are increasingly turning toward active-learning exercises, scholars are fleeing traditional textbooks. Yet for those that still yearn for the safe tether of a synthetic text, as either narrative backbone or occasional reference material, 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.

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Read more about The American Yawp Vol. I: To 1877

The American Yawp Vol. I: To 1877

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Locke and Wright

Publisher: Stanford University Press

License: CC BY-SA

In an increasingly digital world in which pedagogical trends are de-emphasizing rote learning and professors are increasingly turning toward active-learning exercises, scholars are fleeing traditional textbooks. Yet for those that still yearn for the safe tether of a synthetic text, as either narrative backbone or occasional reference material, 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.

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Read more about History of International Relations

History of International Relations

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Ringmar

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

License: CC BY

Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the international systems that traditionally existed in Europe, East Asia, pre-Columbian Central and South America, Africa and Polynesia. The second part discusses the ways in which these international systems were brought into contact with each other through the agency of Mongols in Central Asia, Arabs in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, Indic and Sinic societies in South East Asia, and the Europeans through their travels and colonial expansion. The concluding section concerns contemporary issues: the processes of decolonization, neo-colonialism and globalization – and their consequences on contemporary society.

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Read more about Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Mellenthin and Shapiro

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Mythology Unbound

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Canadian History: Post-Confederation

Canadian History: Post-Confederation

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Belshaw

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Aboriginal accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What environmental questions need to be raised to gain a more complete understanding of choices made in the past and their ramifications?

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Read more about American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Allosso

Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

License: CC BY-SA

For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

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