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Is Hamilton overrated?

Some critics think Hamilton is overrated and not as revolutionary as everyone says. It's not the first musical to have people of color, to rap, or to cover American history. Hamilton's hype speaks for itself and may be one of the most popular Broadway shows in recent memory. What do you think? Vote now!

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But perhaps the strongest entry yet in the small-but-growing canon of Hamilton criticism was published by historian Lyra Monteiro in the journal the Public Historian. Monteiro’s essay is a resounding corrective, questioning the universal understanding of the show as racially progressive, unpacking the unusual casting strategy, and wondering why no historical people of color find a place in Hamilton’s narrative. Acknowledging that the show may have the power to interest kids in the history of the Revolutionary era because of the way its major roles are cast, Monteiro asks: “Is this the history that we most want black and brown youth to connect with—one in which black lives so clearly do not matter?”
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Here are some perspectives from the haters. 

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This is how hyped San Francisco is about Hamilton. 

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