The American Revolution Rebooted: Hamilton and Genre in Contemporary Culture

  title={The American Revolution Rebooted: Hamilton and Genre in Contemporary Culture},
  author={Andrew M. Schocket},
  journal={Journal of the Early Republic},
  pages={263 - 269}
Hamilton: An American Musical, while distinctive, is fairly representative of recent cultural productions representing the American founding era, fitting the three main characteristics of what this article labels "American Revolution rebooted." First, patriotism is assumed of the protagonists, usually heterosexual white men; second, patriotism consists of supporting a personal, libertarian version of "freedom"; and third, consensus is achieved by the violent expulsion of others. 
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