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Hamilton: Fact, Fiction, Appreciating Both (Part 2)

Carrying on from the previously published Part 1 of this feature! Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father investigates and identifies all the places and ways in which Lin Manuel-Miranda & Co. had to tweak history in order to rise to the daunting challenge of adapting Hamilton's life and times for the stage in Hamilton: An American Musical.

Carrying on from the previously published Part 1 of this feature! Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father investigates and identifies all the places and ways in which Lin Manuel-Miranda & Co. had to tweak history in order to rise to the daunting challenge of adapting Hamilton’s life and times for the […]

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Hamilton: Fact, Fiction, Appreciating Both

What kind of Hamilton fan are you? Can your intellectual curiosity “never be satisfied?” Are you cognitively capable of letting your heart adore the show you know—while keeping rigorous research and respect for the record as the true North Star of your brain? If so, then we respectfully submit the first part of a Comprehensive Guide to Historical Inaccuracies in Hamilton.

What kind of Hamilton fan are you? Can your intellectual curiosity “never be satisfied?” Are you cognitively capable of letting your heart adore the show you know—while keeping rigorous research and respect for the record as the true North Star of your brain? If so, then we respectfully submit the first part of a Comprehensive […]

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Robert E. Lee: History or Public Endorsement?

Robert E. Lee: History or Public Endorsement?

A short piece I wrote for The Washington Post this weekend concurs with the decision of the City Council of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Monday, February 6, to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a prominent public city park in that city. I believe this was the right thing for the duly-elected local representatives […]

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