Does "Hamilton" get its history right?
Historians have quibbled with the facts in the show. But in debates about power, facts don't stand a chance.
The musical “Hamilton” was the subject of this week’s History Club; a podcast is coming soon. In the meantime, here (finally!) is my take on the show—as a public historian and a musical lover.
The release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights this week inspired me to finally watch Hamilton. It was fine. The concept was clever and the rhymes were witty (…