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Is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim Perfect for students teachers theatre fans hip hop heads and history buffs alike these short and lively essays examine why Hamilton became an Obama era sensation and consider its continued relevance in the age of Trump Whether you are a fan or a skeptic you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of the Hamilton phenomeno. This book comprises 15 essays by academic historians reflecting on Hamilton the musicalThe overall point of the essays is not to bash the musical but to provide additional historical context which the majority of the musical s audience probably don t haveOne idea that ties together a lot of the criticism is the idea of Founders Chic the tendency of the most best selling biographies of founding fathers to portray them as some sort of demigods John Adams by McCullough and Washington by Chernow are 2 recent best selling examplesThe problem is that Founders Chic works tend to ignore or minimize things which don t fit into their heroic narrative and Hamilton the musical definitely falls in this tradition as do most current popular interpretations of the Twisted phenomeno. This book comprises 15 essays by academic historians reflecting on Hamilton the musicalThe overall The Exploration of the Male Anatomy point of the essays is not to bash the musical but to Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals provide additional historical context which the majority of the musical s audience All Night Long (Nannies, probably don t haveOne idea that ties together a lot of the criticism is the idea of Founders Chic the tendency of the most best selling biographies of founding fathers to The Freeze-Frame Revolution problem is that Founders Chic works tend to ignore or minimize things which don t fit into their heroic narrative and Hamilton the musical definitely falls in this tradition as do most current The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 popular interpretations of the

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America has gone Hamilton crazy Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical has spawned sold out performances a triple platinum cast album and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach US history in classrooms across the country But just how historically accurate is Hamilton And how is the show itself making history Historians on Hamilton brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it. Due to the essay style of the book certain elements were a little repetitive as each contributor noted similar things Mostly academics commenting on how the real history compares how the show fits into the larger collection of blockbuster Broadway theater and its connection to modern social media Well written and taught me a few new things However I wish they would have had a public historian comment on what it means to the industry and not only relying on academics

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Might mean for our understanding of America’s history The contributors examine what the musical got right what it got wrong and why it matters Does Hamilton’s hip hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation’s past or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation’s future Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics And. There are a lot of things to admire about this collection voices from theatre historians contemporary historians and historians of 18th c America the absence of a critical orthodoxy that allows differing opinions to rise from various contributors the persistent presence of race as an analytic without eliminating other analyses gender capital celebrity the logical framing of the essays themselves After a gracious preview from the editors I used the collection in my American Drama course assigning each essay to a student plus Phillip Goldfarb Styrt s insightful analysis in the Spring 18 issue of Modern Drama to present to the class a sort of symposium by proxy The fact that the essays were accessible to advanced undergrads without dumbing down th The Collection past or does it offer a bold Whispers of Feathers positive vision for our nation’s future Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal politics And. There are a lot of things to admire about this collection voices from theatre historians contemporary historians and historians of 18th c America the absence of a critical orthodoxy that allows differing opinions to rise from various contributors the Entrepreneurial Vernacular persistent Advanced C Programming by Example presence of race as an analytic without eliminating other analyses gender capital celebrity the logical framing of the essays themselves After a gracious Poslije svega (After, preview from the editors I used the collection in my American Drama course assigning each essay to a student Die Herrenschneiderei plus Phillip Goldfarb Styrt s insightful analysis in the Spring 18 issue of Modern Drama to Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling present to the class a sort of symposium by Cities of God proxy The fact that the essays were accessible to advanced undergrads without dumbing down th


10 thoughts on “Historians on Hamilton

  1. says:

    As a fan of the Broadway show Hamilton I've actually been looking forward to seeing some legitimate criticism of the show from a historical perspective It's always interesting to see the opposite side to uestion the media you love O

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    A series of essays from different professional authors history art sociology etc all about the broadway musical Hamilton They discuss

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    Due to the essay style of the book certain elements were a little repetitive as each contributor noted similar things Mostly academics commenting on how the real history compares how the show fits into the larger collection of blockbuster Broadway theater and its connection to modern social media Well written and taught me a few new things However I wish they would have had a public historian comment on what it means to the indust

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    This is an excellent collection of essays for fans of Hamilton who want a critical look at their favorite show The essays by no means criticize the show too harshly many authors freely admit that they too are fans but they i

  5. says:

    There are a lot of things to admire about this collection voices from theatre historians contemporary historians and historians of 1

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    For the record I am a mad 'Hamilton' fan who has for the last almost three years been besotted with Lin Manuel Miranda's magnum opus so this review is born out of a desire to delve further into the cultural phenomenon of the Broadway

  7. says:

    A wonderful book of essays about the Hamilton musical some dealing with the historical accuracy of the play othe

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    TLDR If you like Hamilton you must read this book PeriodI recently saw Hamilton for the first time and enjoyed it very much At the s

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    This book comprises 15 essays by academic historians reflecting on Hamilton the musicalThe overall point of the essays is not to bash the music

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    I love musical theater and early American history so when I heard about Hamilton I was super excited I saw it in November of 2015 and adored it listening to it nonstop even as a Jeffersonian I loved it And as I listened to itlook I love the show but things about it started to grate the historian part of me a bitWhen I saw this book I was so excited It has essays on historical issues Hamilton the politician s

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