American History to 1865 OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate American History Course

Published Feb 19, 2009

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'American History to 1865' is offered as a free OpenCourseWare from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. This undergraduate-level course focuses on American history from early European settlements to the events leading up to the Civil War. This course is best suited for students studying History, Political Science or other related fields.

American History to 1865: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

American History to 1865: Course Description

Examine the factors that affected America from the colonial period through the Civil War in the 'American History to 1865' OpenCourseWare. Topics include European settlement, independence, the early republic, political and economic development of the new nation, the consequences of expansion and the Civil War. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taught by Professor Pauline Maier. This undergraduate-level course is intended for students interested in studying History or those who are simply interested in America's history.

This free course includes a list of recommended readings, assignment suggestions and links to several popular Civil War era songs. To learn more, visit the American history course page.

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