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These two books are available online, for free and for download.
Locke, Joseph and Ben Wright, eds. The American Yawp. 2014.
The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. The American Yawp is by scholars, for scholars. All contributors—experienced college-level instructors—volunteer their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century classrooms.
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 by Locks, Catherine; Mergel, Sarah; Roseman, Pamela; and Spike, Tamara.
A downloadable, free-to-use textbook licensed under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 unported license. This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history.