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From the Founding Fathers up to the present, the US has grown so much as a nation. And for students who are looking for online textbooks to help them through their history classes, here are some suggestions for good and informative reads:

1. A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. This book is great for those who are looking for neutrally-presented history because of its balance in the discussion of facts. Every person or event discussed is both praised and criticized without bias for their deeds or contribution to the shaping of the United States.

2. America Past and Present by Robert A. Divine, T. H. Breen, et al. One of the textbooks with history written chronologically to help students understand events and figures. This also touches on the story of every American – rich and poor, men and women, majorities (whites) and minorities, providing a rich context for history students.

3. A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn. The author has given voice to the minorities of America, including women, immigrants, laborers, African-Americans, and Native Americans. This textbook has been found as an antidote to traditional historical narratives which focus on the story of the wealthy and the powerful.

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. De Tocqueville was a French political thinker who, when he went to America, found something unique and great: democracy. This book is a look into American democracy in the 1800s by a European man taking note of its benefits and risks, and even some prophesy regarding the future democratic America.

5. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen. This is a criticism to the white-washed, biased, and traditional but untruthful history that is commonly taught by textbooks and teachers. The author provides readers a whole new perspective on the history that is seldom taught, and many do not know.

6. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson. The author discussed and examined not only political and social personas that are widely known for their contributions to the development of America, but he also delved into the time’s science, politics, religion, and customs, making it a well-rounded book.

7. The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. While not one of those greatly comprehensive textbooks, this book clarifies myths by pointing out the truth in almost every misconception in the history of America.

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