Originally featured in October 2015, The American Yawp continues to impress. It has since added full integration with the free annotation app Hypothesis and a curated selection of links to primary sources now accompanies each chapter.
Frustrated by the high cost of textbooks and the absence of an inexpensive and academically rigorous alternative, Joseph Locke and Ben Wright, with the help of contributions from over 300 college-level instructors, have created The American Yawp - a free, collaboratively built, online textbook. Operating under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC-BY-SA) License, the textbook is an amazing resource for students engaged with American history and digital learning. The textbook is divided into 30 excellent chapters on topics as wide-ranging as The Early Republic, The Civil War, The Progressive Era, and The Sixties. Additionally, the text is rounded out by vivid images as well as detailed lists of contributors, recommended readings, and notes. Providing a multi-layered discussion of the American past, this resource is for anyone fascinated by the complex themes and counter-narratives of American history.