Will the real Alexander Hamilton please stand up?

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    Guest: Louis Masur and Mallory Carra

    “Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, has been a hit with critics and ticket sales are booming. But do we know the full story about this historical figure? Or are we too focused on his dedication to the self-made man, without remembering his anxiety about democracy? We’ll talk about the “real Hamilton” with LOUIS MASUR, a professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University, and why Hamilton has often been pushed to the side by discussion of the nation’s Founding Fathers. And we’ll talk with MALLORY CARRA, a journalist who covers entertainment for the website Bustle, about her recent article on the accuracy of the musical “Hamilton.”

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