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Profs and Pints presents: “The Women of ‘Hamilton,'” with Cassandra Good, assistant professor of history at Marymount University and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.
The musical Hamilton isn’t just about the founding fathers—it features strong women of the period as well. But what was really going on between Hamilton and his sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler Church? Who was the infamous Maria Reynolds? And what happened to Hamilton’s widow Eliza after his death?
These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore as we dive into the world of the women of Hamilton, which is ending its run at the Kennedy Center. Using the songs featuring female characters as jumping off points, we’ll learn about the Schuyler sisters, Maria Reynolds, Theodosia Burr, and other women in Hamilton’s orbit.
These women’s lives provide windows to understanding important developments in late-eighteenth century American life including the evolving role of marriage, the involvement of women in politics, and changing sexual norms.
Cassandra Good, who in April gave a great Profs and Pints talk titled “Founding Fathers in the ‘Friend Zone,'” returns to the Bier Baron with a captivating discussion of women in our nation’s early years. (Advance tickets: $12. Door: $15, save $2 with student ID.)