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2022

U.S. History (2022) – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

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

Open Access U.S. history texts pdf from OpenStax.

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2019

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

The American Yawp (Vol 2) (2019) – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

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

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

2016

Introduction to American History, Vol 2 (2016) – US History Book PDF

Author: Farmer, Brian
Publisher: BVT

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

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

America: A Concise History (Single Vol) (2015)

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) – AP US History Textbook PDF

The American Pageant : A History of the American People (Vol 2) (2016) – 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.

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

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

United States History (Single Vol) (2010) – Pearson US History Textbook PDF

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

The Pearson U.S. History book pdf for High School, in two versions.

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

Author: Larson, Rachel C.
Publisher: BJU Press

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

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

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

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

America : The Essential Learning Edition (Vol 1) (2015) – U.S. History Textbook 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) – Cengage American History Textbook PDF

Author: Berkin, Carol
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Carol Berkin Making America from Cengage Learning.

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

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

Pearson American Stories A History of the United States.

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

Author: Brinkley, Alan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

McGraw Hill The Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley. McGraw Hill American history textbooks pdf.

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

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

McGraw Hill Becoming America.

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

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)

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) – The American Journey

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

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

Pearson The American Journey. High school history pdf.

2013

United States : History & Geography (2013) – US History and Geography Textbook PDF

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

The American Vision (2008) – The American Vision PDF

The American Republic (Vol 2) (2007) – U.S. History History 2 Textbook PDF

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

McGraw Hill US History and Geography textbook pdf; The American Vision; The American Republic textbook pdf, by Joyce Appleby and others.

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 pdf.

Visions of America (vol 2) (2013) – US History 2 Textbook PDF

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

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

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 (2013) – United States History to 1877

Author: Locks, Catherine, et al
Publisher: University Press of North Georgia

Open Access American history textbook to use online or download.

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HIST – Vol 2(2013) – US History PDF

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

US history since 1865.

2012

American Passages (2012) – American Passages PDF

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

Cengage American Passages American history book pdf.

The American Journey (Vol 1) (2012) – AP US History Textbook

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

AP edition of the American Journey from Rainmaker Education.

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

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

Prentice Hall United States History and Government textbook for High School. Prentice Hall U.S. history textbooks pdf.

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

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

McGraw-Hill American History Connecting with the Past by Alan Brinkley. U.S. history textbooks McGraw Hill pdf.

The Americans (Vol 2) (2012) – Holt The Americans PDF Danzer

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

Author: Danzer, Gerald A.
Publisher: Holt McDougal

Holt The Americans by Gerald Danzer. Holt McDougal American history textbooks pdf.

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United States History (Vol 1) (2012) – Holt McDougal U.S. History Textbook PDF

Author: Deverell, William
Publisher: Holt McDougal

Holt McDougal United States History textbooks for Middle School. Holt McDougal American history.

Out of Many: A History of the American People (Single Vol) (2012) – Prentice Hall US History Textbook PDF

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

Prentice Hall Out of Many pdf by Faragher and others. Prentice Hall American history online pdf.

2011

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

Author: Bower, Bert
Publisher: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

History Alive! American history high school textbooks pdf. High school history books pdf.

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

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

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

McGraw Hill Experience History pdf by James Davidson and others.

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

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

Prentice Hall The American People Creating a Nation and a Society.

2009

U.S.: A Narrative History – Vol 1 (2009) – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

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

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

McGraw-Hill U.S. A Narrative History pdf.

2007

American Anthem (2007) – High School American History Textbook PDF

Author: Ayers, Edward L., et al
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

Holt American Anthem High School text pdf. High school history books pdf.

America: Pathways to the Present (2007) – Prentice Hall United States History Online Textbook PDF

Author: Cayton, Andrew R. L., et al
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall American Pathways to the Present. Teacher’s edition, High School American history textbooks pdf, Prentice Hall U.S. history textbooks pdf.

America : History of our Nation (Teacher’s Edition) (2007) – Pearson United States History Textbook PDF

Author: Davidson, James West
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall America History of our Nation.

America Past and Present Vol 1 PDF Free Download (2007) – AP US History Textbooks

America Past and Present Vol 2 PDF Free Download (2007) – America: Past and Present Volume 2 PDF Free Download

AP Test Prep to accompany America Past and Present 8th ed. (2007) – AP US History Textbook

Author: Divine, Robert A., et al
Publisher: Pearson Longman

Pearson America Past and Present pdf. AP US history text, Pearson American History text pdf.

Creating America: A History of the United States (Vol 1) (2007) – American History McDougal Littell PDF

Author: Garcia, Jesus, et al
Publisher: McDougal Littell

American history McDougal Littell free online book pdf. Creating America.


US History Textbooks – Collections


TEXTBOOK COLLECTIONS – US History

US History Texts – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

About 140 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; Wadsworth Cengage The American Experiment; McGraw-Hill US History and Geography textbook pdf; McGraw-Hill Discovering our Past; McGraw-Hill The American Vision; McGraw-Hill The American Republic; Pearson Visions of America; Nancy Hewitt Exploring American Histories; John Mack Faragher Out of Many Prentice Hall; Wadsworth Cengage American Passages; McGraw-Hill American History Connecting with the Past; Rainmaker The American Journey; Prentice Hall The American People; Prentice Hall America History of our Nation; Pearson America Past and Present; Holt American Anthem; Pearson United States History and Government; Bert Bower History Alive!; McDougal Littell Creating America textbook pdf; Holt McDougal The Americans; OpenStax U.S. History; Stanford University The American Yawp; Foner Give Me Liberty; Cengage Making America; McGraw Hill Unfinished Nation; McGraw Hill Experience History.

U.S. History Textbook PDF – Elementary School Collection

About 75 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, Bringing Social Studies Alive, Build Our Nation, The American Memory Collections from A to Z, 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 Textbooks – Middle School Collection – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

About 25 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, Holt Rinehart and Winston The United States Change and Challenge, The American Republic for Christian Schools, The Princeton Review American History Smart Junior, Discovering Our Past The American Journey to World War I , McDougal Littell Creating America.

American History PDF Textbooks High School – Collection

About 65 United States History text books for secondary school. Some book titles: Prentice Hall United States History online textbook pdf; 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! The United States Through Industrialism; Prentice Hall America Pathways to the Present; Prentice Hall America History of our Nation; McDougal Littell Creating America, plus many more.

U.S. History Documents and Sources – Collection – US History Textbook PDF Free Download

About 1,000 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 – AP US History Textbook PDF

About 100 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, Princeton Review Cracking the SAT U.S. & World History Subject Tests, AP U.S. History All Access, Barron’s AP United States History, Prentice Hall United States History and Government.


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.
  3. ‘Open Access’ textbooks are digital books that were intended by authors and publishers to be used online, or to be downloaded by users with minimal restrictions.    Most books on this page are not Open Access; they are scanned versions of print books at Internet Archive, which allows you to ‘borrow’ them online once you have a free account there.
  4. If the textbook you choose isn’t available for more than an hour because a user has borrowed it, try a title search in Internet Archive.  There are often more copies available, usually from earlier editions.

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