A History of the United States
1865 – Present
Our $50 U.S. history webtext offers a thorough exploration of American history from 1865 to the present. A customized edition of Dr. David J. Trowbridge’s A History of the United States, Vol. 2 (Flat World Knowledge, 2012) forms the foundation of this webtext presenting an inclusive approach to history in a highly accessible, chronological narrative. Most pages conclude with multiple-choice questions that give immediate feedback. These formative interactions prompt frequent review and cement key points.
Soomo Original Assignments
Each chapter includes one or two assignments (a total of 21) encouraging students to engage with historical artifacts and “do” history by reflecting on what these artifacts tell us about the people and times in which they originated. Assignments reinforce key points with scholarly content, documentaries, and primary sources. These substantive assignments, each requiring about an hour to complete, support the foundational learning objectives of the course.
- The Destroyer of Worlds — A closeup look at the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945, covering both the scene on the ground and the viewpoints of American officials. Artifacts include John Hersey’s New Yorker piece from 1946, confidential documents from the Manhattan Project, and handwritten notes of Harry Truman.
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Brief Table of Contents
A History of the United States covers the years from 1865 to the present by looking at the major social, political, and cultural developments in each era of American history.