Book Description: Oxford University Press is delighted to announce a revised second edition, in full color and incorporating the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology. And we've added a brand new eleventh volume featuring an index to the entire series, historical maps, the essential documents of US History, and much more. Each book in this award winning series is accurate and reliable history written in the tradition of great storytelling. The narrative and informal text includes offbeat, little-known events and singular personalities that make the traditional meat-and-potatoes of American history anything but boring. Ms. Hakim quotes frequently from primary documents, explaining who wrote them, when, and in what circumstances, so that the reader is implicitly encouraged to assess their accuracy or probable bias. "The best American history written for young people" just got better.