Put the tools of the historian into the hands of students

U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of the country’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, people, and more.



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.

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.