Conversation: Historian Simon Schama

BY Arts Desk  June 12, 2009 at 3:16 PM EST

Historian Simon Schama is well-known for his books and television documentaries on art and a wide range of other subjects. A native of England, he’s lived and taught in the United States for several decades, currently at Columbia University in New York. And it is this country — our recent election woven into moments from the past and possible future — that is the subject of his new book. It’s called “The American Future: A History.”

For more about Simon Schama, watch his appearance on Bill Moyers Journal.