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We used K12's American Odyssey.  It is coherent and interesting.  I looked far and wide for something at the college level that was better and couldn't find anything.  We also used the Zinn book. I would say that AO provides a balanced mainstream perspective, rather than a true counterpoint to Zinn.  

I used AO twice, once with a 2e 14yo and once with an HG+ 12yo.   

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Does a “standard” textbook help? Here is a link for History Alive that various local private schools (secular ones) in my area use:


you can buy the online subscription for these at a cheap price. Another option is the older editions of these books that are easily available on abebooks or eBay.

student edition of us history book is listed here:


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