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Welcome to the Companion Website to accompany both the comprehensive and concise editions of American Horizons: US History in a Global Context.

Here you will find a broad spectrum of history resources, as well as chapter-specific materials, for both students (open access) and professors (password protected).

We invite you to compare the price and quality of American Horizons to other textbooks published for your course. As a not-for-profit company in the United States, Oxford University Press is uniquely situated to provide high-quality scholarship at a reasonable price, offering an enormous value to students. 

To order an examination copy of the textbook, simply fill out the online request form.

To start your tour of this Companion Website, click on one of the options from the left-hand navigation bar.

Distinctive Features


  • Informed by the most current and superior scholarship available, including thorough coverage of American Indians, Colonial European Empires, the importance of the US West, environmental impact, immigration & migration, and Hispanic & Mexican Americans

  • Offers a unique (and fully integrated) global perspective on US History by seamlessly contextualizing American events within the wider world. Maintains the theme of People, Goods, and Ideas.


  • An extensive, inclusive, balanced account of U. S. history from Pre-Columbian times to the present


  • A two-volume Companion Source Reader—edited by the authors—provides primary sources related to the themes and events discussed in the textbook.

  • Beautiful, clean, full-color interior design (including hundreds of photos and images and more than a hundred maps)

  • A complete ancillary package for students and instructors accompanies the text

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