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Simon Schama’s American Future: A History

Synopsis
As the United States prepares for the 2008 election, historian Simon Schama presents a personal view of how America arrived at where it is today, and the challenges it faces for the future. With the US facing an economic crisis, Schama traces the history of the crisis, and examines the historical issues of race, power, religion, and commerce that have come to define the American way of life thus far. Using key moments in American history in order to understand the present, the series offers a unique vision of the United States.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast in 4 weekly parts on BBC2 beginning 10/10/2008
Subjects
Economics; Geography; History; Politics & government
Keywords
economic geography; immigration; religious belief and practice; social history; United States of America; economic history; political history

Credits

Writer
Simon Schama
Contributor
Simon Schama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£25.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
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Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
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