• Put the tools of the historian into the hands of students

    Aligned to state and national curriculum standards, U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, people, and more.

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    Scope and Depth

    U.S. History in Context delivers coverage of the most-studied topics – from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror – through a web-like experience that supports the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

    Curriculum-Aligned Reference Content

    Acclaimed titles from Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, and Scribner include:

    • Dictionary of American History
    • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
    • UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
    • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    • And many more

    Primary Sources

    U.S. History in Context brings a personal perspective to history with more than 8,000 rare and vital primary source documents, including:

    • Louis Banks: A Hobo Remembers the Great Depression
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address
    • 9/11 Commission Report
    • Robert Session: Account of the Boston Tea Party
    • Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    • The Papers of President John F. Kennedy

    News and Multimedia

    • Full-text newspapers and periodicals, including The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, and many more
    • A topic-integrated image gallery
    • Video and audio selections from NPR, The History Channel, and other respected sources

    Cross-Search for More Success

    Cross-search U.S. History in Context with World History in Context to provide a one-stop source for all history needs.