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?|