“HAMILTON THE MUSICAL: HISTORICALLY ACCURATE OR NOT?” A MINI-COURSE

HAMILTON: THE MUSICAL, HISTORICALLY ACCURATE OR NOT

                             Steven Z. Freiberger, Ph.D

                                http://www.docs-books.com

                               szfreiberger@gmail.com

                                        603 580 5145

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The course is designed to explore America’s early history through the eyes of Alexander Hamilton.  The class will be provided a series of lectures/discussion geared toward; background to the American Revolution; Hamilton’s life story; a study of how the musical “Hamilton” was created: and a class analysis of whether the story and lyrics are historically accurate.

All students will be expected to purchase the “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin-Manuel Miranda that includes the 2 CDs and a pamphlet with lyrics.  This is a necessity if students are to engage each other in discussion concerning the historical validity of the musical.

April 24, 2017  Life in Colonial America

May 1, 2017 Alexander Hamilton: A Life

May 8, 2017 Hamilton: An American Musical

May 15, 2017 Class discussion on the historical validity of the musical

Bibliography of some of the major players:

Appleby, Joyce THOMAS JEFFERSON

Beeman, Richard PLAIN, HONEST MEN: THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN

CONSTITUTION

Brookhiser, Richard ALEXANDER HAMILTON: AMERICAN

Burns, James MacGregor; Susan Dunn GEORGE WASHINGTON

Bustein, Andrew; Nancy Isenberg MADISON AND JEFERSON

Cheney, Lynne JAMES MADISON: A LIFE RECONSIDERED

Chernow, Ron ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Chernow, Ron GEORGE WASHINGTON: A LIFE

Diggins, John Patrick JOHN ADAMS

Ellis, Joseph FOUNDING BROTHERS

Ellis, Joseph THE QUARTET

Ellis, Joseph HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON

Ellis, Joseph AMERICAN SPHINX: THE CHARACTER OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

Ferling, John JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON: THE RIVALRY THAT FORGED A NATION

Ferling, John JOHN ADAMS: A LIFE

Ferling, John ADAMS VERSUS JEFFERSON: THE TUMULTUOUS ELECTION OF

1800

Ferling, John THE ASCENT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

Flexner, James GEORGE WASHINGTON 4 VOLUMES

Hart, Gary JAMES MONROE

Hayes, Kevin THE ROAD TO MONTICELLO

Isenberg, Nancy FALLEN FOUNDER: THE LIFE OF AARON BURR

Ketchum, Ralph JAMES MADISON

Lomansk, Milton AARON BURR 2 VOLUMES

Maier, Pauline RATIFICATION: THE PEOPLE DEBATE THE CONSTITUTION 1787-

1788

Malone, Dumas THOMAS JEFFERSON 4 VOLUMES

McDonald, Forrest ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A BIOGRAPHY

McCullough, David JOHN ADAMS

McCullough, David 1776

Meacham, Jon THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

Miller, John C. ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Miranda, Lin-Manuel; McCarter, Jeremy

Stewart, David O. JAMES MADISON

Stewart, David O. THE SUMMER OF 1787: THE MEN WHO INVENTED THE

CONSTITUTION

Wills, Gary JAMES MADISON

Unger, Harlow Giles THE LAST FOUNDING FATHER

Vidal, Gore BURR

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