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The American Yawp Vol. I: To 1877

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Joseph L. Locke

Ben Wright

Pub Date: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781503608139

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • 1. The New World
  • 2. Colliding Cultures
  • 3. British North America
  • 4. Colonial Society
  • 5. The American Revolution
  • 6. A New Nation
  • 7. The Early Republic
  • 8. The Market Revolution
  • 9. Democracy in America
  • 10. Religion and Reform
  • 11. The Cotton Revolution
  • 12. Manifest Destiny
  • 13. The Sectional Crisis
  • 14. The Civil War
  • 15. Reconstruction

About the Book

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.

About the Contributors


Joseph L. Locke

Ben Wright