“America, You Great Unfinished Symphony”: Hamilton: An American Musical and the Challenge of Civic Education

  title={“America, You Great Unfinished Symphony”: Hamilton: An American Musical and the Challenge of Civic Education},
  author={Zachary K. German},
  journal={American Political Thought},
  pages={372 - 399}
With widespread, sustained popularity, Hamilton: An American Musical has become a significant resource for and cultural source of American civic education. The wide-ranging assessments of the Broadway phenomenon exemplify contemporary polarized debates over American history and civic education. However, this article argues that the musical’s account of the American founding has potential to address that polarization. Hamilton depicts America as a “great unfinished symphony,” offering an… 



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