Prof. Herb Sloan, Barnard's Ann Whitney Olin Professor of History, vets a "Revolutionary pop playlist" for historical accuracy. An overview of the segment on WNYC's Soundcheck:
"For July 4th this year, we're putting together a Revolutionary pop playlist - and we're going to be historically correct. The Washington Post's pop music critic Chris Richards and Barnard College history professor (and Thomas Jefferson specialist) Herbert Sloan join us to discuss songs like “The Hamilton Mixtape” from Tony winning lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Thomas Jefferson-inspired tune by folk singer Benjy Ferree, and a remembrance of black soldiers from the Art Ensemble of Chicago."
Prof. Sloan's teaching interests are history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, and the history of American law, including the Constitution.