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Book review of Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America's Past

TheHistorians on Hamilton Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia offers a thoughtful look at the impact of the musical Hamilton in this review of a new book that delves into the topic. 

 

"The genius of Hamilton lies in its ability to offer both those who have long owned the narrative and those who have been excluded from it a place in America’s foundational story. "


Every teacher of American History, Literature, and Theater has benefited from the musical's popularity. If you have time for the book, you'll have the chance to think about the themes that have played out through the script, stage, and audience, including "conversations of race, historical accuracy, contemporary history education, Broadway history, and politics (historic and modern)."

 

Read more from the Museum of the American Revolution here

 

Topics: Hamilton, Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

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