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Upper School Books: History

Required Books: History

Below you will find links to the books required for your History class for the 2020/2021 school year. Each class has its own "box" of required books, so be sure you are looking at the correct class before you make any purchases. All links go to OES's Amazon Associates account; as an Amazon Associate, OES earns money from qualifying purchases.. If you prefer to shop locally, links to Powell's book lists can be found at the bottom of each box.

History 9: World History

Please buy a hard copy so that you can annotate.

U.S. History I: Building the Nation

This book can also be rented at Amazon. Please buy the Brief, 6th edition of this text, used or new.

U.S. History II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

U.S. History II: Inventing Modern America

U.S. History II: USA on the World Stage

No book purchase required.


There are no required book purchases for this class.

Campaigns and Elections: With an Emphasis on 2020

Causes and Consequences of WWI & WWII


Students are strongly encouraged to buy the print book.

European Thought

Global Social Movements

No book purchase required.

International Politics and Trade

Media Analysis: History Through the Lens

There are no required book purchases for this class.

Modern India & China

No purchase necessary.