"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?" Hamilton and the Classroom | Newberry

"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?" Hamilton and the Classroom

Hamilton Speakers

Clockwise from top left: Geraldo Cadava, Caitlin Fitz, Joanna Grisinger, and Laura Beth Nielsen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

6 to 7 pm

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; no registration required.
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The musical Hamilton has taken the humanities by storm, sparking new interest in early American history on college campuses. Four Northwestern University faculty have shaped courses in legal studies and history around the musical, using Lin Manuel Miranda’s themes to tackle issues of politics, immigration, and identity—past and present.


Professors Laura Beth Nielsen and Joanna Grisinger are currently teaching “Alexander Hamilton: Bullets, Banks, and Broadway,” and Professors Geraldo Cadava and Caitlin Fitz are teaching “Hamilton’s America.” Join us for a conversation, moderated by D. Bradford Hunt, about how the musical can be a gateway into critical humanities issues in American life.


Plan to arrive early enough to visit our small exhibition, Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical.


Download a PDF flyer for this program to post and distribute, and a research guide to Hamilton materials at the Newberry.


Cosponsored with the Jack Miller Center.


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Free and open to the public; no registration required.