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    Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

    Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

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    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 8000 BCE to the recent past.

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    Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

    Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

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    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 8000 BCE to the recent past.

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    History of International Relations

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    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. History of International Relations provides a unique textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of international relations, and anybody interested in international relations theory, history, and contemporary politics.

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    Read more about Oregon’s History: People of the Northwest in the Land of Eden

    Oregon’s History: People of the Northwest in the Land of Eden

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    Contributors: Michaels and Hakanson

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    This “open textbook” is a social and cultural history of the people of Oregon representing powerful figures from the dominant Euro-American culture, the marginalized and oppressed, and social and political reformers who shaped the historical legacy of the state. It is a story of the diverse array of immigrants who helped build the state and strengthen it. The title is a recollection of the racial fantasies that European-American settlers created in their expansionist vision of the West and the state of Oregon. Initially the Oregon Territory was built on intolerance and racial exclusivity, but eventually Oregon embraces its diversity, but not without struggle and heartache. Our journey through the past starts with an essential question, “Who are the people of Oregon?”

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    Read more about An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

    An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

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    Contributor: Schneewind

    Publisher: eScholarship

    License: CC BY-NC

    This is the second edition of the open access textbook that arose out of a course at the University of California, San Diego, called HILD 10: East Asia: The Great Tradition. The course covers what have become two Chinas, Japan, and two Koreas from roughly 1200 BC to about AD 1200. As we say every Fall in HILD 10: “2400 years, three countries, ten weeks, no problem.” The book does not stand alone: the teacher should assign primary and secondary sources, study questions, dates to be memorized, etc. The maps mostly use the same template to enable students to compare them one to the next.

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    Read more about History and Science of Cultivated Plants

    History and Science of Cultivated Plants

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    Contributor: Naithani

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    History and Science of Cultivated Plants narrates how humans transitioned from foragers to farmers and have arrived at present-day industrial agriculture-based civilization. It entails myths, historical accounts, and scientific concepts to describe how human efforts have shaped and produced easier to grow, larger, tastier, and more nutritious fruits, vegetables, and grains from wild plants. Using examples of various economically and socially important crops central to human civilization, the book describes the origin of crop plants, the evolution of agricultural practices, fundamental concepts of natural selection vs. domestication, experimental and methodical plant breeding, and plant biotechnology.

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    Read more about The Bright Continent: African Art History

    The Bright Continent: African Art History

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    Contributor: Curnow

    Publisher: MSL Academic Endeavors

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book aims to act as your map through the world of African art. As such, it will help you define the competencies you need to develop–visual analysis, research, noting what information is critical, asking questions, and writing down your observations–and provide opportunities for you to practice these skills until you are proficient. It will also expose you to new art forms and the worlds that produced them, enriching your understanding and appreciation.

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    Read more about American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity

    American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity

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    Contributors: Miller, Berlo, Wolf, and Roberts

    Publisher: Washington University Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    American Encounters provides a narrative of the history of American art that focuses on historical encounters among diverse cultures, upon broad structural transformations such as the rise of the middle classes and the emergence of consumer and mass culture, and on the fluid conversations between "high" art and vernacular expressions. The text emphasizes the intersections among cultures and populations, as well as the exchanges, borrowings, and appropriations that have enriched and vitalized our collective cultural heritage.

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    Read more about How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

    How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

    Contributors: Cole, Breuer, and Palmer

    Publisher: Mavs Open Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Learn what it means to think like an historian! Units on “Thinking Historically,” “Reading Historically,” “Researching Historically,” and “Writing Historically” describe the essential skills of the discipline of history. “Performing Historically” offers advice on presenting research findings and describes some careers open to those with an academic training in history.

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    Read more about A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

    A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

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    Contributors: Rahman, Sunder, and Jackson

    Publisher: Susan Rahman

    License: CC BY

    The contents of this book were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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