Textbooks that are both interesting and engaging are rare and I rarely recommend them, but if you absolutely need a textbook for American History, A History of US is the only choice.
Written in a narrative style, A History of US tells the history of the United States, from prehistory to the present, thoroughly and attractively. Each volume is well-written, appealing and peppered with photos, maps, illustrations and art.
If you use Hakim’s text my American Art History series makes a great art history supplement. The first semester, American Art History: Volume I, covers the same era as Hakim’s Volumes 1, 2, and 3. The second semester, American Art History: Volume II, covers the same time period as Hakim’s volumes 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Paired together, these two sets of books make an excellent year of American history.
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|A History of US: Volumes 1, 2, 3||American Art History Set: Volume I|
|A History of US: Volumes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8||American Art History Set: Volume II|