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lives, neglects to address the gendered social constructs that regulated the lives and relationships of women in America. Instead, the characterization of the sisters are shaped to reflect today’s political and social climate, especially in its portrayal of Angelica as an influential feminist figure. The social and political spheres of 18th century America were male-dominated, and women had little chance to have their voices heard or exert free will over their finances, marriages, or political leaders. With these restrictions, it is hard to imagine that the Schuyler sisters would be able to have any significant influence within the Revolution or society in general, and Hamilton’s portrayal of such is unfair to the realities of the time. 1. Jennifer Schuessler, “‘Hamilton’ and History: Are They in Sync?” New York Times (New York, NY), April 10, 2016. Accessed May 17, 2016. 2. Robert A. Gross, “Review; Reviewed Works: Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800,” The William and Mary Quarterly 39, no. 1 (1982): 231-38. Accessed May 17, 2018. 3. “Women and the Law,” Harvard Business School: Women, Enterprise and Society. Last Modified 2010. Accessed May 16, 2018. 4. Alexander Hamilton, “Hope For a Wife” in The Essential Hamilton: Letters and Other Writings, 47. 5. Alexander Hamilton, “My Good Genius” in The Essential Hamilton: Letters and Other Writings, 321. 6. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Burn, recorded August 2015, track 15 Act 2 on Hamilton, Avatar Studios. 7. Gross, “Review,” The William and Mary Quarterly. 8. Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Schuyler Sisters, recorded August 2015, track 5 Act 1 on Hamilton, Avatar Studios. 9. Nancy Isenberg, “Make ‘em Laugh”: Why History Cannot Be Reduced to Song and Dance,” Journal of the Early Republic 37 no. 2 (2017): 295-303. Accessed May 15, 2018. 10. Gross, “Review,” The William and Mary Quarterly.

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