Great Performances’ “Hamilton’s America” gives viewers a look at Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues’ creative process during the years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical.
“Hamilton’s America” shows just how timeless the hot-button issues of today’s America are: immigration, states’ rights, debt, income inequality and race relations. These were the same fights that defined Hamilton’s time, and they are the driving force of Miranda’s historic work. The film endeavors to brush the dust off American history, much as the musical does, and provide a unique new way for us to view our national heritage and current political landscape.
A new collection on PBS LearningMedia includes clips, classroom activities, discussion questions, handouts, and teaching tips connected to the film.