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Volume 21  Number 4  •  Spring 2017
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Can Great Art Also Be Great History?
By Kenneth Owen
This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Independent Review

It’s easy to imagine a scholar having conflicting feelings about popular entertainment that brings history to a large, enthusiastic audience but paints a distorted picture of real people and their times. Such feelings may be especially acute in the case of Hamilton: An American Musical, which excels at sacrificing historical accuracy while telling an engaging morality tale.

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