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Selected Academic Journal Articles (requires login)
Alexander Hamilton as immigrant: musical mythology meets federalist reality
The article discusses the Broadway musical title "Hamilton" from musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda which popularize the life story of the first U.S. treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton. Topics mention including the use of Miranda's production in cultivating the laudatory personal dimension, an endorsement of the subject matter and emphasizing the story of Hamilton as a self-made immigrant.
Hamilton: an act of justice--in two acts
The article reviews the Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical," adapted from Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton," with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Introduction: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical and the Early American Republic.
An introduction is presented to a scholarly forum arising from the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic on historians responses to the Broadway musical "Hamilton: An American Musical" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, adapted from the biography "Alexander Hamilton," by Ron Chernow.
Toward a More Perfect Hamilton.
The article discusses the Broadway musical "Hamilton: An American Musical" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, adapted from the biography "Alexander Hamilton," by Ron Chernow, focusing on how the production embraces history by using contemporary presentations including hip-hop. Topics include the musical's director Tommy Kail, the libretto "Hamilton: The Revolution," by Miranda and Jeremy Carter, and race in American theater.
Can Great Art Also Be Great History?
The article discusses the Broadway musical title "Hamilton" by Lin-Manuel Miranda with first U.S. treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton as the main subject. Topics mention including the musical play's association with constitutional and economic debate, talking about the American Revolution and happenings in the late eighteenth-century.