Oberlin College and Conservatory

Book Talk—Renee Romano: Historians on Hamilton

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Terrell Main Library), Moffett Auditorium, Mudd 050
148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country.

In this talk, Professor of History Renee Romano, coeditor of the collection Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America’s Past, will explore why this musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton has been so successful and will ask whether its popularity is a good thing for those interested in American history and in historical education. What does the show get right, what does it get wrong, and why does it matter?

Event Type

Lectures/Symposia/Workshops

Departments

Administrative, Oberlin College Libraries

Photo Alternate Text

Photo of speaker, Renee Romano

Contact Person

Eboni A. Johnson

Contact Phone Number

440-775-5026

Contact E-mail Address

ejohnson@oberlin.edu

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