Experience America as an ever-changing landscape in this fascinating visual guide depicting more than 200 iconic photographs of buildings and places that have made the United States the country it is today. Archival photographs are presented side by side with modern views to show change through the course of history. America Past and Present aims to bear witness to these changes, from the Hoover Dam’s incredible engineering to the grand vision of Disneyland and the majesty of Niagara Falls. This selection of American places can also reveal our shifting understanding of the United States—from a wilderness to conquer to one to cherish and preserve, from conflicts over American Indian territory and the legacy of slavery to one of reconciliation. With these images, you’ll see America, both past and present, looking to an even brighter future. A lenticular cover with archival and modern photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge offers readers a preview of what’s inside.