The American Future: A History

Shot against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election, Simon Schama’s critically acclaimed series travels through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to understand what is at stake.

In a strong field, Simon Schama has pulled away from the rest in the television historian stakes to take a clear lead

Evening Standard

A very, very good series indeed

Sunday Times

Accompanied only by Simon Schama's brain and some of the world's most telling footage, we immerse ourselves here in one of the finest programmes I have seen this year: winning, erudite, accessible, scary


Informed, lucid, deeply felt and passionately argued, once again Simon Schama has made an unmissable programme

The Times