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Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Paperback) Loot Price: R516
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Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Paperback): Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond...

Historians on Hamilton - How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Paperback)

Renee C. Romano, Claire Bond Potter; Contributions by William Hogeland, Joanne B. Freeman, Lyra D. Monteiro, Leslie M. Harris, Catherine Allgor, Michael O'Malley, David Waldstreicher, Jeffrey L. Pasley

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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 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 what it might mean for our understanding of America's history. The contributors examine what the musical got right, what it got 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 politics? 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 phenomenon.


Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2018
Editors: Renee C. Romano • Claire Bond Potter
Contributors: William Hogeland • Joanne B. Freeman • Lyra D. Monteiro • Leslie M. Harris • Catherine Allgor • Michael O'Malley • David Waldstreicher • Jeffrey L. Pasley
Dimensions: 203 x 132 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-9029-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > Musical theatre
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8135-9029-9
Barcode: 9780813590295

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