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Volume 21  Number 4  •  Spring 2017
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A Founding, If You Can Keep It
By Matthew E. Brown
This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Independent Review

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.

Other Independent Review articles by Matthew E. Brown
    Spring 2017   Hamilton on Broadway and the Founding in American Culture
    Winter 2004   Can the Past and the Future Coexist?