Digital History: Online American History Textbook
by Steven Mintz
Publisher: University of Houston 2009
An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present. This book draws extensively on the public domain to weave together a very well done story of America. It is nearly encyclopedic in its coverage, with hundreds of pages on everything from Native Americans to the 9-11 attacks.
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