This is volume two of a five volume set.
This history published by Wilson while he was still President of Princeton University. Intended as a comprehensive history, the narrative is brought from the era before the European settlers to the beginning of the 20th century. It is a comprehensive political and economic study of America, and is profusely illustrated with portraits, maps, plans, facsimiles, and views. Even without Wilson's position as later President of the U.S., this book is important as one of the standard U.S. history texts of the first quarter of the 20th century.