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United States History

U.S. History 1607-1876 Resources

Circulating books may be checked out in 3 week intervals.

Books from the reference section are available for in library use, or are available for online viewing.

DVDs must be viewed in the library. Search for more videos using the SC4 Library Catalog.

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Issues and Controversies in American History Video Clip Collection

This collection of 25 concise video clips is designed to spark thoughtful, productive dialogue on major turning points in U.S. history. Each clip lays out two opposing viewpoints, framing a complex historical episode as if it were a debatable “issue”—just as citizens of the time might have thought and argued about it.

 

Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian—Part 1: A Nation in Development (1492–1787)

Historian and author of A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn presents a moral perspective on early America, citing events and movements rarely covered in U.S. history textbooks. In this interview, he discusses Columbus’ atrocities against indigenous tribes in the Caribbean, slavery and Abolitionist Movement, colonial massacres against Native Americans that marked the beginning of Westward Expansion, Civil War Indian Removal policies, and the class conflict that shaped the Revolutionary War through army mutinies and veteran's uprisings.

 

 

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E-Journals

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