U.S. History, Volume I: Pre-1492—1865 - Boundless

U.S. History, Volume I: Pre-1492—1865

By Boundless

  • Release Date: 2013-08-23
  • Genre: Americas


Boundless U.S. History is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the exciting subject of U.S. History. Volume I covers early American history through 1865. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.

This textbook covers:

Pre-Columbian America: Before 1492 -- Archaeology and Pre-Columbian Settlements, Early Inhabitants of the Americas, The Early Hunter-Gatherers, Agricultural Settlements and Chiefdoms, Mexica: Early Empires in Mesoamerica
The New World: 1492-1600 -- The Expansion of Europe, Exploration and Conquest of the New World
Britain and the Settling of the Colonies: 1600-1750 -- The British Empire in North America, Settling the Chesapeake, Settling New England, Settling the Middle Colonies and Georgia, Settling the Southern Colonies, Slavery and the Colonial Experience, Unification of the Colonies
The Expansion and Crises of the Colonies: 1650-1750 -- English Administration of the Colonies, Self-Government in the Colonies, Troubled Neighbors, The Colonial Wars, Empires in Conflict, British Expansion, Colonies in Crisis, The Growth of the Colonies, Social Class in the Colonies
Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire: 1750-1763 -- Slavery in the Colonies, Slave Culture and Rebellion, An Empire of "Freedom", Political Climate of the Colonies
The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis: 1754-1775 -- The Seven Year's War: 1754-1763, The Sugar and Stamp Acts: 1763-1765, The Townshend Acts and Economic Retaliation: 1767-1770, The Tea Party and the Coercive Acts: 1770-1774, Domestic Insurrections: 1774-1775
The American Revolution: 1763-1783 -- The Second Continental Congress, The First Year of the War: 1775-1776, Patriots and Loyalists, Setbacks for the British: 1777, The Campaigns of 1777-1779: The North and the West, Both Sides Re-Group in 1778, The End of the Revolution
American Life during the Revolution: 1763-1789 -- American Life During the Revolution, The Political Revolution, The Social Revolution, The Religious Revolution, The Economic Revolution, Slavery and the Revolution, Women and the Revolution
Founding a Nation: 1783-1789 -- America under the Articles of Confederation, A New Constitution, The Ratification Debate and the Origin of the Bill of Rights, "We the People", State Sovereignty, The Confederation's Problems, The United States Constitution, Ratification of the Constitution
The Federalist Era: 1789-1801 -- The Federalist Era, Hamilton's Economic Policy, The Republican Alternative, Foreign and Domestic Crises, Expansion of the U.S. Territory, Political Conflicts in the West, East, and South, The Transfer of Power, The Adams Presidency
Securing the Republic: 1800-1815 -- The Election of 1800, First Party System, The Jefferson Presidency, Divisions in the Republican Party, The War in Europe, The Madison Presidency, The War of 1812
Democracy in America: 1815-1840 -- Women in the Early Republic, The Monroe and Adams Presidency, The Spread of Democracy, Economic Nationalism, Judicial Nationalism, The Jackson Presidency, Van Buren's Presidency
The Market Revolution: 1815-1840 -- The Market Revolution, A Market Society, The Industrial Revolution, The Limits of Prosperity
Religion, Romanticism, and Cultural Reform: 1820-1860 -- The Age of Cultural Reforms, The Second Great Awakening, Romanticism in America, The Emergence of "American" Literature, Educational Reforms, Popular Culture, Immigration
The Westward Movement and Manifest Destiny: 1812-1860 -- Manifest Destiny, Expansion and the Mexican-American War