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?|