Alexander Hamilton

Filename: alexander-hamilton.pdf
ISBN: 1101200855
Release Date: 2005-03-29
Number of pages: 832
Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. “Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 1103334212
Release Date: 2009-02
Number of pages: 308
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 9781683350811
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Number of pages: 208
Author: Teri Kanefield
Publisher: Abrams

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton’s vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America’s first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream—a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include: Law and Legal Concepts Due process Bill of Rights Freedom of Speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation) Government Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic Financial Concepts Capitalism Credit Inflation Interest Mercantilism Securities: Stocks and Bonds Tariffs Taxes Miscellaneous Demagogues Dueling Pastoralism


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 087586502X
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 253
Author: Joseph A. Murray
Publisher: Algora Publishing

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB Alexander Hamilton: AmericaOCOs Forgotten Founder describes the character and achievements of a man who was instrumental in casting the form of our government and especially its strong financial structure. His financial innovations renewed the public credit when war debts threatened to swamp the fledgling economy, provided a stable currency system and established a federal revenue system. Hamilton s involvement in the foreign affairs of the new republic assured its unity, sovereignty and rapid economic growth. Born in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton migrated to America when he was fifteen years old, at a time when Colonial America was torn by political unrest with Great Britain. He served in the Revolution as General Washington s chief aide-de-camp and as an officer in combat units. He was a persuasive presence in the Constitutional Convention and helped to lead the subsequent ratification process. Hamilton was a proponent for a strong central government, believing that its direct influence over the people would strengthen the unity of the country. As Secretary of the Treasury, he understood that a strong financial system was essential to provide credibility and economic growth to the new republic. He based his financial plan on the consolidation of the national debt and the adoption of a taxation system to service and retire that debt. He promoted the chartering of the Bank of the United States as the keystone to his financial plan. Arguably the Father of Federalism, Hamilton gave more to the structure and process of the United States government then any other single individual. His opponents, principally the Jeffersonian Republicans, argued for greater sovereignty for state governments and sought to diminish the role of wealth in structuring and operating the financial systems of the country. When it came, the Civil War vindicated Hamilton s politics over Jefferson s view of a more tenuous and tentative union. He authored the lion s share of The Federalist Papers, writings which remain an important guide to the meaning and the intended function of the Constitution today. Regrettably, the hostility of his political opponents has transcended the country s recognition of the debt owed to this man. This work introduces the general reader to some of the challenges and controversies of the early days of the Republic and highlights Hamilton s brilliant contributions to US policy and structure. Hamilton promoted a vigorous national government to create a strong and unified country out of a mixed bag of 13 sovereign states. This book was written for the broad cross-section of American readers, particularly those who, while not having an abiding interest in history, would welcome an interestingly written, brief history of Hamilton s life and the great events surrounding the founding of the nation. The book is also suited for high school and college-level students of US history. Most Americans today have little understanding of the character, the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton, an extraordinary man by any account and an extraordinary American. The current work intends to make his life and accomplishments accessible to a broader public."


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 039330048X
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 464
Author: Forrest McDonald
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB In this critical reinterpretation of Hamilton's life, the first Secretary of the Treasury is perceived as an ambitious man whose self-appointed mission was to create a new social order in America based not on status but on money


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 0842028781
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 196
Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton. As in Jefferson's case, these feelings originated in the political wars of the Federalist decade and still resorate two centuries later. The seemingly permanent friction between Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians has been replicated in every generation. In the Jefferson-Jackson era Hamilton's persona as an elitist urban aristocrat condemned him as an enemy of an expanding democratic America-an Anglophile at a time when Great Britain was the major adversary, a defender of the central national bank when political pressures for decentralization doomed both the First and Second National Banks of the United States, and a spokesman for an Eastern oligarchy at a time when the westward movement assured the expansion of political rights. Such was his reputation as an enemy of the common man that his deep-seated opposition to the institution of slavery won little recognition from northern abolitionists. In this new biography, eminent historian Lawrence Kaplan examines Hamilton's conception of America's role i


Hamilton The Revolution

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ISBN: 9781408709245
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Number of pages: 288
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Hamilton The Revolution in PDF and EPUB From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.


Alexander Hamilton Young Statesman

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ISBN: 9781882859610
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Number of pages: 116
Author: Helen Boyd Higgins
Publisher: Patria PressInc

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton Young Statesman in PDF and EPUB Provides a fictional account of the childhood of the man who would become the first Secretary of the Treasury, as he enjoys peaceful days with his books and pet parrot on Caribbean islands, dreaming of one day attending college in the American Colonies.


Alexander Hamilton s Guide to Life

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ISBN: 9780451498106
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Number of pages: 336
Author: Jeff Wilser
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

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Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 0559004397
Release Date: 2008-08
Number of pages: 297
Author: William Graham Sumner
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


The Federalist Papers

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ISBN: 9780300161045
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 579
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online The Federalist Papers in PDF and EPUB Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, this work had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787.


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 1454926333
Release Date: 2017-05-12
Number of pages: 288
Author: Richard Sylla
Publisher: Sterling

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB Meet the founding father who made America modern. This richly illustrated biography portrays Alexander Hamilton's fascinating life alongside his key contributions to American history, including his unsung role as an early abolitionist. Hamilton played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation, serving as Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, helping establish the Constitution, writing most of The Federalist Papers, and modernizing America's fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. This handsome volume brings the flesh-and-blood man to life and reveals captivating details of his private life, as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Aaron Burr, expertly telling Hamilton's incredible story like no other.


Alexander Hamilton

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ISBN: 9781438143866
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages:
Author: Tim McNeese
Publisher: Infobase Learning

Download and read online Alexander Hamilton in PDF and EPUB Surveys the life of the early American statesman, founding father, writer of the Federalist Papers, and first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington.


Writings

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ISBN: UOM:39015053161553
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 1108
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher:

Download and read online Writings in PDF and EPUB The great American founding father speaks from the past in own voice through the 170 letters, speeches, essays, reports, and other documents collected here.


Hamilton

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037985137
Release Date: 1971
Number of pages: 184
Author: Milton Cantor
Publisher:

Download and read online Hamilton in PDF and EPUB Milton Cantor presents Hamilton's own words, the views of his contemporaries, and analyses in retrospect by leading historians and political scientists.