April 13, 2016
NCPH’s “Hamilton” series gets national attention
A recent review essay in the NCPH’s journal, The Public Historian, and subsequent responses published to our blog, [email protected], made the national news this week. The essays examine Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
A round up of the original essays, and the press coverage are below.
The Public Historian
Lyra Monteiro’s review essay, “Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton” first appeared in the February 2016 edition of The Public Historian. The essay is available for free at http://tph.ucpress.edu/content/38/1/89.
Four responses were published by TPH on NCPH’s [email protected] blog:
- Ellen Noonan, “Who tells your story?,” February 24, 2016
- Jason Allen, “A color-blind Stockholm syndrome,” March 9, 2016
- David Dean, “History and performance: Hamilton: An American Musical,” March 23, 2016
- Annette Gordon-Reed, “Hamilton: The Musical: Blacks and the founding fathers,” April 6, 2016
- Lyra Monteiro, “It’s not ‘just a musical’,” June 10, 2016
- Slate, “A Hamilton Skeptic on Why the Show Isn’t As Revolutionary As It Seems,” by Rebecca Onion, April 5, 2016
- Picked up by the Huffpost on April 7, 2016
- The New York Times, “‘Hamilton’ and History: Are They in Sync?,” by Jennifer Schuessler, April 10, 2016