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The Resource Historians on Hamilton : how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past, edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter

Historians on Hamilton : how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past, edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter

Label
Historians on Hamilton : how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past
Title
Historians on Hamilton
Title remainder
how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 [Publisher description]
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.1/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M67976
LC item number
H57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Romano, Renee Christine
  • Potter, Claire Bond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miranda, Lin-Manuel
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • 15.85 history of America
  • 24.22 genres of musical theatre
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
Label
Historians on Hamilton : how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past, edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race-conscious casting and the erasure of the black past in Hamilton
  • Lyra D. Monteiro
  • The greatest city in the world?: Slavery in New York in the age of Hamilton
  • Leslie M. Harris
  • "Remember... I'm your man": Masculinity, marriage, and gender in Hamilton
  • Catherine Allgor
  • Act II: The Stage.
  • "The ten-dollar Founding Father": Hamilton, money, and federal power
  • Michael O'Malley
  • Hamilton as founders chic: a neo-Federalist, antislavery usable past?
  • Introduction:
  • David Waldstreicher and Jeffrey L. Pasley
  • Hamilton and the American Revolution on stage and screen
  • Andrew M. Shockett
  • From The Black Crook to Hamilton: a brief history of hot tickets on Broadway
  • Elizabeth L. Wollman
  • Looking at Hamilton from inside the Broadway bubble
  • Brian Eugenio Herrera
  • Act III: The Audience.
  • Mind the gap: teaching Hamilton
  • Jim Cullen
  • History is happening in Manhattan
  • Reckoning with America's racial past, present, and future in Hamilton
  • Patricia Herrera
  • Who tells your story?: Hamilton as a people's history
  • Joseph M. Adelman
  • Hamilton: a new American civic myth
  • Renee C. Romano
  • "Safe in the nation we've made?": Staging Hamilton on social media
  • Claire Bond Potter
  • Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
  • Act I: The Script.
  • From Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton to Hamilton: an American musical
  • William Hogeland
  • "Can we get back to politics? Please?": Hamilton's missing politics in Hamilton
  • Joanne B. Freeman
Control code
994287620
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780813590295
Lccn
2017033851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)994287620
Label
Historians on Hamilton : how a blockbuster musical is restaging America's past, edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race-conscious casting and the erasure of the black past in Hamilton
  • Lyra D. Monteiro
  • The greatest city in the world?: Slavery in New York in the age of Hamilton
  • Leslie M. Harris
  • "Remember... I'm your man": Masculinity, marriage, and gender in Hamilton
  • Catherine Allgor
  • Act II: The Stage.
  • "The ten-dollar Founding Father": Hamilton, money, and federal power
  • Michael O'Malley
  • Hamilton as founders chic: a neo-Federalist, antislavery usable past?
  • Introduction:
  • David Waldstreicher and Jeffrey L. Pasley
  • Hamilton and the American Revolution on stage and screen
  • Andrew M. Shockett
  • From The Black Crook to Hamilton: a brief history of hot tickets on Broadway
  • Elizabeth L. Wollman
  • Looking at Hamilton from inside the Broadway bubble
  • Brian Eugenio Herrera
  • Act III: The Audience.
  • Mind the gap: teaching Hamilton
  • Jim Cullen
  • History is happening in Manhattan
  • Reckoning with America's racial past, present, and future in Hamilton
  • Patricia Herrera
  • Who tells your story?: Hamilton as a people's history
  • Joseph M. Adelman
  • Hamilton: a new American civic myth
  • Renee C. Romano
  • "Safe in the nation we've made?": Staging Hamilton on social media
  • Claire Bond Potter
  • Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
  • Act I: The Script.
  • From Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton to Hamilton: an American musical
  • William Hogeland
  • "Can we get back to politics? Please?": Hamilton's missing politics in Hamilton
  • Joanne B. Freeman
Control code
994287620
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780813590295
Lccn
2017033851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)994287620

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