Hamilton - A Historical Analysis - Series Registration

Date: November 27, 2017  - Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Geri DormanPhone: 949.435.3400, ext. 303Email:

Hamilton - A Historical Analysis

Mondays, November 27 - December 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. Don Schwartz Ph.D. Emeritus professor of history at California State University, Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American History

The musical “Hamilton”, featuring hip-hop compositions has caused a sensation across the nation.  This lecture series, which includes songs from the musical, is intended to render the production more comprehensible by lending historical context to the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. 

Lecture 1 will trace his origins in the West Indies up to the eve of the American Revolution – November 27

Lecture 2 will address Hamilton’s role in the Revolution and in the creation of the U.S. Constitution – December 4

Lecture 3 will analyze Hamilton’s financial vision as well as his rift with other Founding Fathers – December 11

Lecture 4 will examine his political decline, his duel with Aaron Burr, and his lasting impact on the history of the United States – December 18

JCC members $60  public $70