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Hamilton’s Eighteenth Century

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Mondays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 45780Full Term

This course uses the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “Hamilton” as a lens to reflect on the eighteenth-century ideas about power, kingship, gender, colonies, and democracy that shape our modern world. We will discuss a particular song from the musical each week, paired with a very short historical reading. We will use the soundtrack and footage from the musical to frame our discussions. This class is a great choice for Hamilton fans, early American history buffs, and anyone interested in talking about the origins of our democratic project.

Professor Information

Misty Anderson

James R. Cox Professor of English

  • English
  • Arts and Sciences