Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Monday, July 12
Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History at University of Maryland, will examine the Broadway musical Hamilton. Learn about Hamilton's cultural impact and how the story compares to the actual events in American history.
Bell holds a B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a PhD. from Harvard University. His research focuses on the history and culture of the United States between 1750 and 1877. He is the author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home (Simon & Schuster), and of the online course America's Long Struggle Against Slavery (The Great Courses).
He has also held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress, and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar Award. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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