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The Hamilton Effect: How One Musical Made the Founding Fathers Cool, and What it Means for Historic Sites and the Academic World

  title={The Hamilton Effect: How One Musical Made the Founding Fathers Cool, and What it Means for Historic Sites and the Academic World},
  author={Charlotte Skala},
This paper chronologically examines academic opinions about Hamilton: an American Musical and analyzes visitor attendance at historical sites to determine if Hamilton affected the numbers. 
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