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Creative Commons License

We produced a free audiobook of American Government 3e, an OpenStax textbook. This textbook provides an introduction to US government and civics, and is used widely in college-level Political Science courses. We believe that this project will be helpful to everyone, and especially to those who are auditory learners, students with disabilities, and students who speak English as a second language.

The audio recordings are all offered under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-SA 4.0). You are free to use, revise, remix, and share these recordings as long as you give proper attribution and share any derivative projects under the same license.

The producers of this project are Brian Barrick and Sarah Arya. We are not affiliated with OpenStax, but we are fans of their work. The full textbook is available for free at https://openstax.org. Some editorial changes were made to the text to ensure a better listening experience.

The intro and outro music is “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar (CC-BY-SA).

Funding for this project was provided by CC-ECHO (California Consortium for Equitable Change in Hispanic Serving Institutions Open Educational Resources). The contents of this audiobook were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume
endorsement by the Federal Government.

Brian Barrick
is an Instructor of Political Science at Los Angeles Harbor College. He teaches classes on American Government, Political Theory, and Global Politics.
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Brian Barrick
Sarah Arya
is an undergraduate student of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach. Her career goal is to attend law school and become a practicing attorney.
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Sarah Arya
is part of Rice University. They publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.

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