Wait for it, Wait for It – The Academic Response to “Hamilton” The Musical

I knew as soon as I listened to Hamilton that some of these scholars had to be straining at the bit to attack this production. How are we to put up with a rap musical, something that is actually f…

Source: Wait for it, Wait for It – The Academic Response to “Hamilton” The Musical

Really terrific post about the peril of bashing “popular history”: disconnecting people from the past.  (And honestly, a lot of the sniping is either get-off-my-lawn myopic nostalgia or green jello I’ll-never-be-a-playwright in origin.)

As a textbook publisher, we present so much content that sometimes it can overwhelm students.  As teachers or homeschoolers, you can help make the connection to the past a personal one by taking a tour or seeing a musical.  Popular histories whet appetites for more in-depth information — and even interest in scholarly treatments!

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Dr. Annelies Kamran is V.P. for Content and Product Development at WorldView Software, Inc.

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