Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on "Hamilton" and History (Tuesday 7/28 6:00 PM EDT)

Historians in the News
tags: Hamilton, Lectures

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical has had an extraordinary impact on the public perceptions of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and America’s Founding Era. What does it get right about that history, and what does it ignore or get wrong?

As Hamilton premieres on Disney+, Joanne B. Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and editor of the Library of America edition of Hamilton’s writing that helped to inspire Miranda, discusses the musical and what it tells us about how history is made and remade.

Presented in partnership with the National Council for History Education, the New-York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the American Historical Association, and the Museum of the American Revolution.

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