I read and reviewed Ron Chernow's biography about Alexander Hamilton after my son introduced me to the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. As an Australian, this was a topic that I had very little familiarity with. I have decided to read the Federalist Papers which are featured in the closing song, 'Non-stop' of Miranda's first act. Our usual approach on this website is to review books, giving our opinion and recommendations.
However, that approach seems inappropriate in this case. What I have decided to do, instead, is make notes on each of the papers as I read them, making summaries and offering my own commentaries. For anyone with expertise in this area who might happen upon my notes, you are welcome to correct any misreadings I make. I profess no expertise in this area at all. Rather, I'm just trying to engage with an interesting topic.