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INDIVIDUAL TEXTBOOKS – US History

2016

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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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America’s History (Single Vol) (2016) – United States History Textbooks PDF

America: A Concise History (Single Vol) (2015) – American History Textbooks PDF

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

Two versions of Henretta’s America’s History, each covering the full time span.

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The American Pageant : A History of the American People (Single Vol) (2016) – High School American History Textbook PDF

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

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

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

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United States History: Reconstruction to the Present (2016) – Pearson High School American History Textbook PDF

United States History: Modern America (Single Vol), Teacher’s Edition (2013) – Pearson High School American History Textbook PDF

United States History (Single Vol) (2010) – High School American History Textbook PDF

Author: Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J.
Publisher: Pearson

The Pearson high school American history textbook pdf, in two versions.

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The American Republic (Single Vol) (2016) – United States History Textbooks PDF

Author: Larson, Rachel C.
Publisher: BJU Press

U.S. history texts.

American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context – Vol 2 (2016) – US History Textbooks PDF Free Download

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

Author: Schaller, Michael
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Michael Schaller American Horizons pdf. United States history since 1877 textbooks pdf.

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

America: A Narrative History (Vol 2) (2016) – US History Textbooks PDF Free Download

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

America : The Essential Learning Edition (Vol 1) (2015) – U.S. History Textbooks PDF Free Download

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) – American History Textbooks PDF

Author: Berkin, Carol
Publisher: Cengage Learning

American history textbooks pdf.

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American Stories: A History of the United States (Vol 1) (2015) – Pearson United States History Textbooks PDF

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

Pearson United States History Textbooks PDF.

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (Single Vol) (2015) – U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

Author: Brinkley, Alan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

McGraw Hill The Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley. U.S. history textbook McGraw Hill pdf.

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Becoming America : A History for the 21st Century (Single Vol) (2015) – U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

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

U.S. history textbook McGraw Hill pdf.

The American Promise : A History of the United States (Single Vol) (2015) – American History PDF Textbooks

The American Promise : A History of the United States (Vol 1) (2015) – US History Textbooks PDF

The American promise : A Concise History (Single Vol) (2014) – American History Textbooks PDF

The American Promise : A History of the United States (Single Vol) (2012) – U.S. History Textbooks PDF Free Download

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

The American Promise.

2014

Give Me Liberty! An American History (Vol 1) (2014) – Eric Foner Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty! An American History (Vol 2) (2014) – Give Me Liberty by Eric Foner

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

Eric Foner Give Me Liberty.

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The American Journey (Vol 1) (2014) – Pearson High School American History Textbook PDF

The American Journey (Single Vol) (2014) – Pearson High School American History Textbook PDF

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

Pearson The American Journey. Pearson High school American history textbook pdf.

2013

United States : History & Geography (2013) – United States History and Geography McGraw Hill Online Textbook PDF

Discovering our Past: A History of the United States (Single Vol) (2013) – McGraw Hill American History Textbooks PDF

The American Vision (2008) – McGraw Hill American History Textbooks PDF

The American Republic (Vol 2) (2007) – McGraw Hill American History Textbook PDF

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

United States History and Geography McGraw Hill online textbook pdf; The American Vision; The American Republic textbook pdf, by Joyce Appleby and others. Discovering our Past free download or read online. United States history McGraw Hill textbook pdf.

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

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

Wadsworth Cengage The American Experiment PDF.

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

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) – Pearson United States History Textbooks PDF

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

Pearson Visions of America. U.S. history 1877 to present. Pearson United States history textbooks pdf.

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HIST – Vol 2(2013)

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

US history since 1865.

2012

American Passages (2012) – Cengage American Passages

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

Cengage American Passages.

The American Journey (Vol 1) (2012) – AP High School American History Textbook PDF

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.

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United States History and Government – Prentice Hall Brief Review (2012) – Prentice Hall High School American History Textbook PDF

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

Prentice Hall High School United States History and Government textbook pdf.

American History : Connecting with the Past (2012) – US History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

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

McGraw-Hill Connecting with the Past by Alan Brinkley. U.S. history textbook McGraw Hill pdf.

The Americans (Vol 2) (2012) – Holt McDougal US History

The Americans (Single Vol) (Year) – Holt McDougal US History

Author: Danzer, Gerald A.
Publisher: Holt McDougal

The Americans by Gerald Danzer. Holt McDougal US history.

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United States History (Vol 1) (2012) – Holt McDougal US History

Author: Deverell, William
Publisher: Holt McDougal

Holt McDougal US history.

Out of Many: A History of the American People (Single Vol) (2012) – Prentice Hall United States History Textbooks PDF

Author: Faragher, John Mack, et al.
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall United States history textbooks pdf. Faragher Out of Many free download or read online.

2011

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

Author: Bower, Bert
Publisher: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

History Alive! High school American history textbook pdf.

Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past (Vol 1) (2011) – US History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past (Vol 2) (2011) – US History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

Author: Davidson, James West, et al
Publisher: McGraw Hill

US history textbook McGraw Hill pdf. Experience History by James Davidson and others.

The American People : Creating a Nation and a Society (Single Vol) (2011) – Prentice Hall United States History Textbook PDF

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

Prentice Hall United States history textbook pdf. The American People Creating a Nation and a Society.

2009

U.S.: A Narrative History – Vol 1 (2009) – U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

U.S.: A Narrative History – Vol 2 (2009) – U.S. History Textbook McGraw Hill PDF

Author: Davidson, James West
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

U.S. history textbook McGraw Hill pdf.


US History Textbooks – Collections


TEXTBOOK COLLECTIONS – US History

US History Texts

Text books of United States history online at the Internet Archive. They include U.S. history 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.

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.

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U.S. History Texts – Middle School Collection

United States History text books 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.

High School American History Textbooks PDF – Collection

United States History text books for secondary school. Some book titles: Prentice Hall United States History online textbook; McGraw Hill US History and Geography textbook pdf; McGraw Hill Discovering Our Past; Holt McDougal The Americans; 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.

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.

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, Barron’s AP United States History, Prentice Hall United States History and Government.


Open Access Textbooks – 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 (2022) – OpenStax U.S. History Textbooks PDF

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

Open Access American history textbooks pdf from OpenStax.


The American Yawp volume 1 pdf (2019) – Open Access U.S. History Textbooks PDF Free Download

The American Yawp (Vol 2) (2019) – Open Access US History Textbooks PDF

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 textbooks pdf, United States history since 1877 textbooks pdf.


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 history 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 chronological history of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 21st Century.


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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