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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. For the record I am a mad Hamilton fan who has for the last almost three years been besotted with Lin Manuel Miranda s magnum opus so this review is born out of a desire to delve further into the cultural phenomenon of the Broadway musical with a sidebar nod to my love of history Thankfully even with a position of bias predicating a positive outlook on this book in the first place as well as having come to it via an excellent New Books Network podcast here I can state that Historians on Hamilton is an excellent collation of essays that exceeds expectationsBefore discussing individual contributions and chapters I would like to comment on how this book meets two specific goals with aplomb and pleasure The first is an examination of Hamilton as a modern theatrical production as historical and cultural artefact This may be through the lens of Hamilton being considered in the context of the Broadway or generally American musical tradition or as a product of its time and specifically of an era when social media and other forms of online engagement and connectivity has helped spread its message Akin to this examination is the discussion of Hamilton within contemporary political perspectives and narratives Historians on Hamilton brings together some highly penetrating and intellectually satisfying assessments of the musical so that one can contextualise it not just as a wildly popular Broadway show but as a highly meaningful moment in a contemporary conversation between American art and the wider historical and socio cultural constructionsThe second goal of the book which is linked to the first is that of attempting to decode and present theses on the historiographical value of Hamilton and again in my opinion the book succeeds brilliantly The collaborating editors are to be highly commended for bringing together academic and popular historical criticism with compelling arguments over the historical accuracy value and truthfulness of the musical Whilst all relevant contributing essayists bring their own uniue and disparate voices to the discussion they are all unified in the overarching theme that Hamilton is an important work of historical import and to analyse the work provides different understandings of historical knowledge as a wholeWhilst the overall book is highly readable and academically valuableI believe that there are some essays that stand out due to their position and arguments as related to either one or both of the goals or themes outlined above Hogeland s essay on Hamilton and Ron Chernow s biography is a worthy challenge to the populist aspects of history as represented in these and other artefacts of founder s chic noting some significant issues with accuracy and historiographic spin In Race Conscious Casting The Erasure of the Black Past in Hamilton Lyra Monteiro offers a very provocative analysis of the musical which to some extent is echoed by a later essay from Patricia Hererra Reckoning with America s Racial Past Present Future in Hamilton Where these three essays all excel is that they dynamically and effectively take on aspects of Hamilton as a historical artefact representing America s past and deconstruct narratives associated to the musical s historical vision that are ignored or perhaps tacitly suppressedSupplementing andor opposing these excellent essays are the essays from Joseph Adelman Who Tells your Story Hamilton as a People s History and Renee Romano Hamilton A New American Civic Myth who both offer positive pro popular history interpretations of the musical whilst also reflecting on how Hamilton helps create new understandings of America for its people I was particularly intrigued by Romano s discussion of an American history wars construct as it reflects and echos many of the same politics and ideas that are part of the Australian history wars The essays that looked at Hamilton as a hugely successful milestone in American theatrical traditions are excellent and of those I was most impressed with Brian Herrera s Inside the Broadway Bubble This contribution makes some telling observations on Miranda s place in and exploitation of Broadway traditions and conventions whilst also discussing how Hamilton provides new and powerful perspectives on musical theatre as cultural capital Somewhat related to the issue of Hamilton as musical theatre but aligned with its status as cultural phenomenon Safe in the Nation We ve Made Staging Hamilton on Social Media from Claire Potter is an excellent summation and examination of the online culture of the musical whether it be based on Miranda and other creative contributors to the musical or the huge social media audience that engage with all things Hamilton If one is to look for a revolutionary aspect of Hamilton that really does merit attention as opposed to those that are challenged in previously cited essays in this book it is the superlative usage that Miranda has made of the online space to develop a critical mass for Hamilton as art as history as culture as politicsIn summary Historians on Hamilton is an excellent book that is a must read for anyone who has than a mild fascination with Hamilton and Lin Manuel Miranda It also is a highly worthy compilation of historians talking about how history can be created interpreted and depicted I highly recommend Historians on Hamilton

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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 phenomeno. TLDR If you like Hamilton you must read this book PeriodI recently saw Hamilton for the first time and enjoyed it very much At the same time certain uestions and irritations kept distracting me during the show How accurate is all of this Are any of these characters people of color or just the actors I ve only heard fanatical love for this show What legit criticisms have been raised Historians on Hamilton was exactly the book I needed It s filled with enthusiastic praise but also thoughtful and important criticisms It runs the gamut from the history of Founders Chic literature to 18th century fiscal policy The selections are diverse and mostly well writtenThe highlight of this volume for me at least is Chapter 3 Race Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Hamilton by Lyra D Monteiro Her piece is filled with perspectives that echo perfectly the thoughts I had while watching the show For example on p 64 In the show stopping tune The Room Where It Happens the line No one else was in the room where it happened completely erases the slaves who would have been in that room serving dinner I liked this chapter so much I made copies for my students and teacher friendsThe weakest links are pretty weak as in the floppy and insubstantial reflection on teaching to Hamilton loving students Chapter 11 Mind the Gap Teaching Hamilton by Jim Cullen The final piece by Claire Bond Potter one of the book s editors about Miranda s use of social media is interesting I suppose but it doesn t feel important Many of its claims feel overblown and faddishI learned the most from Chapter 9 From The Black Crook to Hamilton A Brief History of Hot Tickets on Broadway by Elizabeth L Wollman mostly because I knew nothing about Broadway before reading that section I wish she would have given some credit to Sarah Schulman for Rent but that s a minor point Anyone looking for details should reach Schulman s excellent book StageStruckI believe today as I did on the night I saw it for myself that Hamilton is an excellent play with excellent music I agree with Black Thought and Nas featured in the PBS documentary Hamilton s America that Miranda brings an essence of authentic hip hop to the page and the stage But I also agree with critics like Ishmael Reed and Lyra D Monteiro that choosing to portray only white characters does a painful disservice to the audience and history itself I am cheered to see young people including many of my students eager to dive into the past because of Hamilton I worry that the scope of their fascination might be limited by the limitations of the play Those limitations are important and this book does a good job of exploring them Book of Isms of Trump Whether you are a fan バガボンド 1 or a skeptic you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance Расул Гамзатов Стихи of the Hamilton phenomeno. 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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 US 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. A series of essays from different professional authors history art sociology etc all about the broadway musical Hamilton They discuss the history inside of the musical the history of the Broadway musical the impact of Hamilton on musical theater and in society Very well written and very engaging to read And I haven t even seen the musical yet


10 thoughts on “Historians on Hamilton

  1. says:

    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 uestion 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 actor

  2. says:

    A series of essays from different professional authors history art sociology etc all about the broadway musical Hamilton They discuss the history inside of the musical the history of the Broadway musical the impact of Hami

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    Due to the essay style of the book certain elements were a little repetitive as each contributor noted similar things Mostly academics commenting on how the real history compares how the show fits into the larger c

  4. says:

    This is an excellent collection of essays for fans of Hamilton who want a critical look at their favorite show The essays

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    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 eliminati

  6. says:

    For the record I am a mad 'Hamilton' fan who has for the last almost three years been besotted with Lin Manuel Miranda's magnum opus so this review is born out of a desire to delve further into the cultural phenomenon of the Broadway musical with a sidebar nod to my love of history Thankfully even with a position of bias predicating a positive outlook on this book in the first place as well as having come to it via an excellent New Books Ne

  7. says:

    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 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

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    TLDR If you like Hamilton you must read this book PeriodI recently saw Hamilton for the first time and enjoyed it very much At the same time certain uestions and irritations kept distracting me during the show How

  9. says:

    This book comprises 15 essays by academic historians reflecting on Hamilton the musicalThe overall point of the essays is no

  10. says:

    I love musical theater and early American history so when I heard about Hamilton I was super excited I saw it in November of 2015 and adored it listening to it nonstop even as a Jeffersonian I loved it And as I listened to itlook I love the show but things about it started to grate the historian part of me a bit

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