When Lin-Manuel Miranda was writing his Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, one of the books he kept by his side was the authoritative edition of Hamilton’s writing published by Library of America—Alexander Hamilton: Writings, edited by Yale historian Joanne B. Freeman.
“Joanne Freeman’s collection of Hamilton’s writing was sort of my touchstone,” Miranda told The Atlantic last fall. “Any time I was in the wilderness, I could go back to what Hamilton wrote and kind of figure it out from there.”
With Hamilton’s words as inspiration, Miranda brought to life a story from America’s past and made it resonate for today’s audiences.
Want to experience that inspiration first-hand? Enter LOA’s Spring 2016 Hamilton Tickets Giveaway by making a gift to Library of America between April 26 and May 20 and you could win two tickets to Hamilton. (You don’t have to make a donation to enter—but we hope you will.)
All those who make a donation between April 26 and May 20 will be automatically entered into the drawing for a chance to win a Hamilton Tickets Package that includes:
- • Two Orchestra tickets to Hamilton on Broadway (over $2,000 value)
- • A copy of the authoritative Library of America volume Alexander Hamilton: Writings ($40 value)
- • Pre-theater cocktails with Founding Era scholar and editor of LOA’s Hamilton volume, Joanne B. Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. Learn which aspects of the real Hamilton’s life and writings appear in the show, from a Hamilton expert! (priceless)
Ten other lucky participants will each win a free copy of the LOA edition of Hamilton’s writings signed by editor Joanne B. Freeman.
• Donate and enter now
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Please join us and become a champion of the exceptional writing this country has produced by making a gift to Library of America. Don’t miss the chance to win tickets to Hamilton—donate today!
P.S. Remember, no donation is necessary to be entered in LOA’s Spring 2016 Hamilton Tickets Giveaway, but your tax-deductible gift will enable us to celebrate the enduring words of Alexander Hamilton and countless other great American writers. Donate now.