Famous documentarian Ken Burns is exploring the history of the United States through a new book titled, In Our America.
Burns assembled the book of his favorite images that best embody nearly two hundred years of the United States.
“I’ve needed 45 years of telling stories in American history, of diving deep into lives and moments, places and huge events, to accrue the visual vocabulary to embark on this book,” he says.
The book contains images of the vast natural beauty contained within the United States, as well as the bustling cities and communities.
There are also striking images of war and civil conflict, and of people from all walks of life.
“Our greatest leaders appear alongside regular folks living their everyday lives,” writes the book’s publisher Knopf.
“The photos talk to one another across boundaries and decades and, taken together, they capture the impossibly rich and diverse perspectives and places that comprise the American experience.”
In Our America is available for purchase now.
Image credits: All photos courtesy of The Library of Congress.