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Mean for our understanding of America’s history The contributors examine what the musical got right what it Historians on Epubgot 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 politi 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 musical with a sidebar nod to my love of history Thankfully even with a position of bias predicating a positive outlook on this book in the first place as well as having come to it via an excellent New Books Network podcast here I can state that Historians on Hamilton is an excellent collation of essays that exceeds expectationsBefore discussing individual contributions and chapters I would like to comment on how this book meets two specific goals with aplomb and pleasure The first is an examination of Hamilton a

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Cs And 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 A wonderful book of essays about the Hamilton musical some dealing with the historical accuracy of the play others looking at the interest the play has stirred up with people wanting to learn about the founding of our country and a bit of Broadway history about how musicals have changed over the years The essays were interesting and I learned much I think this is well worth reading even if the play wasn t seen

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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 might A series of essays from different professional authors history art sociology etc all about the broadway musical Hamilton They discuss the history inside of the musical the history of the Broadway musical the impact of Hamilton on musical theater and in society Very well written and very engaging to read And I haven t even seen the musical yet


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 One of the

  2. says:

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

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 investigate the ways in which this musical may not be uite as revolutionary as it claims to be and it delineates ways that future shows might take the Hamilton concept even further A lot of historical backgro

  5. says:

    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 capit

  6. says:

    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 musical

  7. says:

    A wonderful book of essays about the Hamilton musical some dealing with the historical accuracy of the play others looking at the interest the play has stirred up with people wanting to learn about the founding of our country and a bit of Broadway history about how musicals have changed over the years The essays were interesting and

  8. says:

    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 same time certain uestions and irritations kept distracting me during the show How accurate is all of this Are any of these characters people of color or just the actors I've only heard fanatical love for this show What legit criticisms have been raised Historians on Hamilton was e

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

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