U of T launches first-year seminar that analyzes American history through the lens of Hamilton

February 19, 2020

The University of Toronto has launched a course that explores early American history through the lens of the musical Hamilton. A first-year foundations seminar, the class aims to give students a critical perception of how pop culture represents history. “The class gives students the opportunity to discuss the musical and also think about early American history, issues of historical representation in popular culture and the benefits and challenges of adapting history for the stage,” said U of T University College post-doctoral researcher Shira Lurie. "Some students have been hesitant to think critically about Hamilton and I’m hoping that the course helps them realize that the best art is worthy of scrutiny.” U of T (ON)