Who Built America?

Working People and the Nation’s History

The Who Built America? textbook and supplemental resources survey the nation’s past from an important but often neglected perspective—the transformations wrought by the changing nature and forms of work, and the role that working people played in the making of modern America.

This Open Educational Resource edition of Who Built America? brings together the print, video, and digital resources created by the American Social History Project over the past four decades along with new teaching essays, chapters, primary sources, and a unique collection tool, My WBA? [LINK TO COME]. that allows readers and instructors to curate and customize the diverse offerings into accessible collections or course packets.

Image: Rohr Barn Raising, 1888, from the collection of The Massillon Museum

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Image: Rohr Barn Raising, 1888, from the collection of The Massillon Museum
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Who Built America? An Open Educational Resource offers a two-volume textbook and supplemental resources that survey the nation’s past from an important but often neglected perspective—the transformations wrought by the changing nature and forms of work, and the role that working people played in the making of modern America.

This OER edition of Who Built America? brings together the print, video, and digital resources created by the American Social History Project over the past four decades along with new teaching essays, chapters, primary sources, and a unique collection tool, My WBA? that allows readers and instructors to curate and customize the diverse offerings into accessible and shareable collections for use as course packets or presentations. [Link My WBA? to tool]

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Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s History

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