Popular culture has long engaged in mythmaking about America’s Founders, often interpreting them as symbols that reflect contemporary concerns. Despite its novel artistry and casting, Hamilton: An American Musical for the most part conforms to this tradition in general and to the usual celebratory script about Alexander Hamilton in particular.
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|Other Independent Review articles by Matthew E. Brown|
|Spring 2017||Hamilton on Broadway and the Founding in American Culture: An Introduction|
|Winter 2004||Can the Past and the Future Coexist?|