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At this time of the year I couldn’t resist mentioning the musical 1776. The show’s book is interesting from an information standpoint as well.
The book includes historical notes (Stone & Edwards, 1998, pp.153-165). This section covers both historically accurate details and details changed for dramatic reasons. Stone and Edwards even describe how these details were changed: added, deleted, or guessed at. They also mention events that were rearranged. Of course they include a bibliography (pp.169-171).
Though we look for informed work in research papers, let’s not forget information use in other realms, such as musical theater. I wish you and yours a safe, happy July 4th!
Stone, P., & Edwards, S. (1998). 1776: A musical play. New York, NY: Penguin Books. (Original work published 1970)