SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
Hamilton, Hip-Hop, and the Law (Review)
by Stephen Rohde
Lisa Tucker's edited volume of essays uses the musical "Hamilton" as a lens on several significant legal issues ranging from originalism to employment discrimination.
SOURCE: Charleson City Paper
Historian Richard Bell Talks Hamilton’s Facts, Fictions at Library Society
University of Maryland historian Richard Bell says that the hit play was welcome for drawing attention to the challenges of the founding era, but didn't really address the dynamics of racism in colonial society.
SOURCE: Library of America
Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on "Hamilton" and History (Tuesday 7/28 6:00 PM EDT)
Join Yale historian Joanne Freeman for a discussion of the historical accuracy and significance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton."
Historians on the "Hamilton" Film
The Broadway hit moves to streaming video. Historians weigh in on the source material, the relationship of the founding to slavery, and more.
SOURCE: The New York Times
‘Hamilton’ and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions
The Disney+ filmed version has fans wondering what’s accurate. Historians are fans, too, and they have answers, along with caveats.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Aaron Burr — villain of ‘Hamilton’ — had a secret family of color, new research shows
The article features the research of Sherri Burr and quotations from Annette Gordon-Reed.
SOURCE: The Nation
Ishmael Reed Tries to Undo the Damage ‘Hamilton’ Has Wrought
His new play, The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, is an extremely earnest attempt to show Miranda the many errors of his blockbuster musical.
SOURCE: New York Times
Did ‘Hamilton’ Get the Story Wrong? One Playwright Thinks So
“The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” targets “Hamilton,” the play, and “Hamilton,” the best-selling biography by Ron Chernow, which inspired Mr. Miranda.
The Issue on the Table: Is “Hamilton” Good For History?
In a new book, top historians discuss the musical’s educational value, historical accuracy and racial revisionism.
SOURCE: The Newsletter of the New York American Revolution Round Table
Hamilton a hit off-Broadway too
Millions are being spent on Hamilton artifacts.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Hamilton helped elect his rival to keep an ‘unruly Tyrant’ from the presidency. If only . . .
by Dana Milbank
“Great Ambition unchecked by principle . . . is an unruly Tyrant.” – Hamilton on Burr
Alexander Hamilton, History Superstar
by Bruce W. Dearstyne
How can this one man be a hero to both liberals and conservatives? He’s complicated – like America.
House GOP dodges vote to block Harriet Tubman from $20 bill
GOP representative Steve King had objected that Tubman is a divisive figure and wanted to block her from $10 bill. GOP stopped him.
‘Hamilton’ Inc.: The Path to a Billion-Dollar Broadway Show
At $100 million a year, the Broadway production of the show would pass the $1 billion mark in a decade.
Stop clinging to the Founding Fathers: The Andrew Jackson/Hamilton/Tubman debate is really about honest history
by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
Our candidate for a white guy on our currency would be Albert Gallatin, not Alexander Hamilton.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
Top 7 ways Harriet Tubman is the most Badass Spy & Warrior ever to grace US Currency
by Juan Cole
That’s right. She was Jane Bond in the mid-19th century.
Harriet Tubman to Appear on $20 Bill, While ‘Hamilton’ Popularity Keeps Founding Father on $10
Other depictions of women and civil rights leaders will also be part of new currency designs. (Includes Related Links to relevant stories we found on the Internet.)
Hamilton’s Pulitzer Prize is a Shot in the Arm for History
by Bruce Chadwick
The nod of the Pulitzer committee will whet the public appetite for more history plays, and movies.
Why Hamilton—Not Jefferson—Is the Father of the American Economy
by Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong
The United States we have today is not Jefferson’s, but Hamilton’s. Why? Because once the Hamiltonian system was set, it stuck. It worked.
Jeffersonians Claimed Washington Was Hamilton’s Dupe. They Were Wrong.
by Stephen F. Knott
Washington called the shots.
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