I realize it's common practice for historians use primary sources, but what I want is some old US history schoolbooks pre-copyright, say 1700-1900. Something high-school level or higher (i.e. not for little kids).

Unfortunately Project Gutenberg does not allow searching by publication date and I don't have any idea of what authors to search for. Any recommendations or suggestions for where to begin?



Google search may have what you are looking for. Often when researching questions on this forum, I use the Books tab of their search, and then selecting the tools button, you can either narrow the search by copyright availability, and/or set the publication year changing any time tab to 19th century, or setting the custom range to a specific time. The books resulting from this search will often have several formats you can download them in, to be read at your leisure.

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