Simon Schama: the American Future – a History

Simon Schama: An American Future now available from BBC Video. Renowned historian Simon Schama delves into American history to explain our present-day motivations, expectations and crises. Taking the long perspective, Schama looks at four of the critical issues facing our country: war, religion, immigration and the economic and environmental crises we face. He connects such legendary presences as Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford and Mark Twain with today's soldiers, businessmen, truckers, schoolteachers and politicians-especially Barack Obama.