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Dozens of free US history textbooks PDF. High School United States history, College, & Primary School. Read online or download. Includes Open Access. American history textbooks. Prentice Hall United States history textbook pdf, Holt McDougal, McGraw-Hill, and many other publishers. Some texts include geography.

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American History Textbooks in PDF

2019

Give Me Liberty! An American History (Vol 1) (2019)

Give Me Liberty! An American History (Vol 2) (2019)

Author: Foner, Eric
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Eric Foner Give Me Liberty. Vol 1 to 1877. Vol 2 from 1865.

2016

Introduction to American History, Vol 2 (2016)

Author: Farmer, Brian
Publisher: BVT

U.S. History from 1865 to the present, United States history since 1877.

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The American Pageant : A History of the American People (Single Vol) (2016)

The American Pageant : A History of the American People (Vol 2) (2016) – High School United States History

Author: Kennedy, David M., et al
Publisher: Cengage Learning

The American Pageant is said to be the most popular AP (High School Advanced Placement) High school United States history textbook pdf.

The American Republic (Single Vol) (2016)

Author: Larson, Rachel C.
Publisher: BJU Press

United States history textbook pdf.

American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context – Vol 2 (2016)

American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context – Vol 2 (2013)

Author: Schaller, Michael
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Michael Schaller American Horizons pdf.

America: A Narrative History (Single Vol) (2016)

America: A Narrative History (Vol 2) (2016)

America: A Narrative History (Single Vol) (2013)

America : The Essential Learning Edition (Vol 1) (2015)

Author: Shi, David Emory and Tindall, George Brown
Publisher: Norton

David Shi America a Narrative History from W. W. Norton.

2015

Making America : A History of the United States (Single Vol) (2015)

Author: Berkin, Carol
Publisher: Cengage Learning

American history text.

American Stories: A History of the United States (Vol 1) (2015)

Author: Brands, H.W., et al
Publisher: PEARSON

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (Single Vol) (2015)

Author: Brinkley, Alan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

McGraw Hill The Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley.

Becoming America : A History for the 21st Century (Single Vol) (2015)

Author: Henkin, David and Mcclennan, Rebecca
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

2014

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The American Journey (Vol 1) (2014)

The American Journey (Single Vol) (2014)

Author: Goldfield, David R., et al
Publisher: Pearson

Pearson The American Journey.

America’s History (Single Vol) (2014) – High School United States History

Author: Henretta, James, et al
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martins

Advanced Placement U.S. history. 1450 to the Present in one volume

2013

United States : History & Geography (2013)

Discovering our Past: A History of the United States (Single Vol) (2013)

The American Vision (2008)

The American Republic (Vol 2) (2007)

Author: Appleby, Joyce, et al
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

The American Vision; The American Republic text, by Joyce Appleby and others. Discovering our Past free download or read online. U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF.

The American Experiment : A History of the United States (2013)

Author: Gillon, Steven M. and Matson, Cathy D.
Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Wadsworth Cengage The American Experiment PDF.

Exploring American Histories : A Brief Survey with Sources (Single Vol) (2013)

Author: Hewitt, Nancy A. and Lawson, Steven F.
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s

Bedford St. Martin’s Exploring American Histories.

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Exploring American Histories : A Brief Survey with Sources (Single Vol) (2013)

Author: Hewitt, Nancy A. and Lawson, Steven F.
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s

Bedford St. Martin’s Exploring American Histories.

Visions of America (vol 2) (2013)

Author: Keene, Jennifer D., et al
Publisher: Pearson

Pearson Visions of America. U.S. history 1877 to present.

HIST – Vol 2(2013)

Author: Schultz, Kevin M.
Publisher: Wadsworth – Cengage Learning

US history since 1865.

2012

American Passages (2012)

Author: Ayers, Edward L., et al
Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Cengage American Passages.

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The American Journey (Vol 1) (2012) – High School United States History

Author: Baker, Doug and Hutchins, Susan
Publisher: Rainmaker Education, College Division

AP edition of the American Journey from Rainmaker Education. United States History to 1877. AP High School United States history pdf.

United States History and Government – Prentice Hall Brief Review (2012)

Author: Briggs, Bonnie-Anne, Petersen, Catherine Fish
Publisher: Pearson

Prentice Hall United States History Textbooks PDF.

American History : Connecting with the Past (2012)

Author: Brinkley, Alan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Connecting with the Past by Alan Brinkley.

The Americans (Vol 2) (2012)

The Americans (Single Vol) (Year)

Author: Danzer, Gerald A.
Publisher: Holt McDougal

The Americans by Gerald Danzer. Holt McDougal American history textbook pdf free.

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United States History (Vol 1) (2012)

Author: Deverell, William
Publisher: Holt McDougal

Holt McDougal U.S. History Textbook PDF.

2011

History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism (2011) – High School United States History

Author: Bower, Bert
Publisher: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

History Alive! High School United States History pdf.

The American People : Creating a Nation and a Society (Single Vol) (2011)

Author: Nash, Gary B., et al
Publisher: Prentice Hall

The American People Creating a Nation and a Society. Prentice Hall US history book pdf.


Textbook Collections for American History

US History Texts

Text books of United States history online at the Internet Archive. They include textbooks at the elementary, secondary and higher education levels. Some titles: Michael Schaller American Horizons; McGraw-Hill U.S. A Narrative History; Wadsworth-Cengage HIST; Brian Farmer Introduction to American History; Rachel Larson The American Republic; W.W. Norton America A Narrative History; Pearson United States History Reconstruction to the Present; Pearson American Stories; James Roark The American Promise; McGraw-Hill Becoming America; Pearson American Journey; McGraw-Hill Discovering our Past; McGraw-Hill The American Vision; McGraw-Hill The American Republic; Cengage Making America; McGraw Hill Unfinished Nation; McGraw Hill Experience History. Prentice Hall US History Textbook PDF free.

Books on Study Skills

U.S. History Texts – Elementary School Collection

Social Studies textbooks for elementary school classes at the Internet Archive. Many are for U.S. history. Some book titles: George Washington, Ben Franklin, Common Core Curriculum United States History, Doctor Elizabeth Blackwell, Contemporary United States: 1968 to the Present, Social Studies Alive!, Indiana Social Studies, Harcourt Social Studies, Houghton Mifflin Social Studies, Exploring American History, Read-Draw-Remember American History Activities, Get Ready for Social Studies U.S. History, American History Adds Up, In Search of America’s Past.

U.S. History Texts – Middle School Collection

United States History texts for middle school classes, at the Internet Archive. Some textbook titles: Experiencing American History, Prentice Hall America: History of Our Nation, Holt Social Studies United States History, Call to Freedom: Beginnings to 1877, The American Republic to 1877, The Princeton Review American History Smart Junior, Discovering Our Past The American Journey to World War I , McDougal Littell Creating America. Prentice Hall US History Textbook PDF free.

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High School American History Textbooks – Collection – High School United States History

United States History text books for secondary school. Some book titles: Prentice Hall United States History textbook pdf. McGraw Hill United States History and Geography textbook pdf; McGraw Hill Discovering Our Past; Holt McDougal American history textbook pdf free; Prentice Hall United States History and Government; Holt American Anthem; Alan Brinkley American History; Appleby The American Vision from Glencoe; History Alive! Prentice Hall America History of our Nation; McDougal Littell Creating America, plus many more. High School. U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF. United States history and geography textbook pdf.

Books on Writing Skills

U.S. History Documents and Sources – Collection

More than 2,000 books at the Internet Archive found in a search for United States History – Sources. It includes many ‘documentary histories’ and textbooks containing document collections. Prentice Hall United States History Textbook PDF.

Guides to Colleges

U.S. History Examination Study Guides – Collection

United States history examination study guides online, at the Internet Archive. Some book titles: Barron’s SAT Subject Test U.S. History, 5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. History, Princeton Review Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, United States History Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, McGraw-Hill Education SAT Subject Test United States History, Kaplan AP U.S. History, Kaplan SAT Subject Test U.S History, AP U.S. History All Access.

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Open Access Textbooks in U.S. History

Open Access Textbooks

Open Access textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used, and were published or updated in recent years. You may also find here other learning resources, such as course lesson plans.


U.S. History (2023) – OpenStax U.S. History Text Books

Author: Corbett, P. Scott, et al
Publisher: OpenStax

Open Access American history text books pdf from OpenStax.


The American Yawp volume 1 pdf (2019) – Open Access

The American Yawp (Vol 2) (2019)

Author: Locke, Joseph L. and Wright, Ben, eds.
Publisher: Stanford University 2022

Open Access U.S. text online. The American Yawp is a college level American history pdf textbook created in collaboration by many historians. United States history to 1877 text books.


How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

Cole, Stephanie, et al
Mavs Open Press 2015

Learn what it means to think like an historian! Units on “Thinking Historically,” “Reading Historically,” “Researching Historically,” and “Writing Historically” describe the essential skills of the discipline of history. “Performing Historically” offers advice on presenting research findings and describes some careers open to those with an academic training in history. Open Access history textbooks free.


Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.: An Intersectional Approach

Carlos Ramos, Janet Hund, et al
Libre 2022

With an eye on social justice and intersectionality, the text provides a sociological analysis of the history, demographics, and contemporary experiences of the following race-ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Euro Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and immigrants. This text is suitable for a sociology course on race and ethnic relations or a social justice studies introductory course.


Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience

Gwendolyn Graham, Joshua Farrington, Norman W. Powell
Eastern Kentucky Univ. 2020

A comprehensive and up-to-date account of African Americans’ cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, and religious and philosophical worldviews in a critical framework.


Open Anthology of The American Revolution: Primary Source Readings 1623-1800

Laura Lyons McLemore
Creative Commons 2022

This compilation brings together sources organized into four eras: Virginia Settlement, Puritans in New England, The Old Colonial Period, and The American Revolution, to chart the evolution of the American self from British citizens to revolutionaries.


United States History I

Eric Vernold
Achieving the Dream 2021

U.S. History I covers the chronological story of the United States from before Discovery through Reconstruction.


US History II

Pima Community College
Achieving the Dream 2021

U.S. History II covers the chronology of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 21st Century.


Free US History Textbooks and Other Learning Materials

Search results at OER Commons Open Educational Resources for “U.S. History”. Contains links to various types of Open Access learning media from Elementary School through University. Materials include textbooks, syllabi, lessons, readings, teaching/learning strategies, full courses, assessments, Khan Academy lessons and videos, primary sources, units of study, homework assignments, etc. Includes surveys of U.S. history and many narrower topics.


Notes about the entries on this page

  1. ‘Vol 1’ means the textbook covers from the ‘beginning’ of American history to 1877; Vol 2 covers from 1865 to some recent date.  ‘Single Vol’ means the entire period is covered in one volume.
  2. If a textbook clearly indicated it was for either secondary school or college, that is noted. Many textbooks did not specify that.

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