Historians on Hamilton by Renee C. Romano

Historians on Hamilton

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 U.S. 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 wh...

Details Historians on Hamilton

TitleHistorians on Hamilton
Release DateMay 9th, 2018
PublisherRutgers University Press
GenreHistory, Music, North American Hi..., American History, Nonfiction

Reviews Historians on Hamilton

  • Ceci
    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 question the media you love. One of the best articles I had read on the subject is featured in this book - the essay on the subject of the lack of POC stories in this musical that is still telling white stories, regardless of the actors. There...
  • Ryan
    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 edito...
  • Susan Rothenberg
    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 more 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.