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Historians on Hamilton

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

*Please note the event start time is now 7:00 pm.*

In February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical debuted to critical acclaim and became an instant hit. But just how historically accurate is it? Does Miranda’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers offer a bold and positive vision for our nation’s future, or does it misrepresent the past? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim?

Please join us for a special performance and a night of lively discussion with editors Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano, contributors Brian Eugenio Herrera, Jim Cullen, Elizabeth Wollman, Lyra Monteiro, and William Hogeland, moderated by Parsons Professor of Art History and Lafayette biographer Laura Auricchio.

Presented by the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) and the History Department at The New School.

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