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Podcast: Hamilton, the man and the musical

June 9, 2016 by NCC Staff

 

Hamilton_640The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held in New York City on Sunday, June 12, and the big winner was Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of Ron Chernow’s biography of the famous Founding Father.Hamilton’s resume is impressive. Among other achievements, he was a distinguished fighter in the Revolutionary War; a delegate to the Constitutional Convention; lead co-author of the Federalist Papers; and the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. His ideas and proposals sparked fervent debates over the meaning of the Constitution, debates that continue to this day.

Joining We the People to remember “the 10-dollar founding father without a father” are two of the nation’s leading legal historians.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School. She is also the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a Professor of History in the Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences.Michael Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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