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Rhetoric, Politics, and Hamilton: An American Musical

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Edited By Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury and Sara A. Mehltretter Drury

This book approaches Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking cultural production of Hamilton: An American Musical as a rhetorical text with implications for contemporary U.S. politics. The contributors to this volume utilize training in rhetorical criticism and performance studies to analyze the musical in relation to three broad themes: national public memory, social and cultural identity, and democracy and social change. Each chapter offers unique insights on its own accord while the volume as a whole explores multiple facets of the musical, from the theater performance and the soundtrack to the musical’s circulation in public discourse and the Chicago exhibition. The diversity of topics and methods means that the volume is suitable for students of rhetoric and U.S. politics and even the "HamilFans" will learn something new.

BIC Classifications

  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JF)
      • Media studies (JFD)

BISAC Classifications

  • Social Science (SOC)
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies (SOC052000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
      • Cultural & media studies (JBC)
        • Media studies (JBCT)