Need a U.S. History textbook for a middle or high school student? Outline of U.S. History is a free online printable textbook produced and maintained by the U. S. State Dept. First produced in the late 1940’s, this textbook is continually updated by university professors from across the country. The latest edition was updated in 2010. The sixteen chapters cover from early America through the present day. There is also an abbreviated version of this textbook available for free download as well.