Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox

Author: John Chester Miller

Publisher: New York : Harper


Category: Newly independent states

Page: 752

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Alexander Hamilton left an imprint upon this country that time has not effaced. Probably no American statesman since has displayed more audacity and a bolder and more constructive imagination. We can point to no one of his time so prodigal of ideas and so obsessed by a determination to make the United States a powerful nation.


Author: Alexander Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Author: Anna Erskine Crouse,Russel Crouse

Publisher: N.A



Page: 184

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The curious intermeshing of Burr's and Hamilton's lives at a time when individual Americans were in a position to forcefully shape the future of their country led ultimately to one of the most controversial duels in our history. Co-students at Princeton, co-lawyers in criminal trials, and friends, a long series of political conflicts and personal antagonisms led to the match was cost Hamilton his life and Burr his reputation.

Alexander Hamilton's Revolution

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510716602

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 8186

The acclaimed historian explores Hamilton's critical role during America’s battle for independence in “an illuminating book, written with verve and intensity” (John Ferling, author of Whirlwind). Despite his humble beginnings, Alexander Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. Today, he is known for his work as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration. But Hamilton also made significant contributions during the Revolutionary War, where he forged a close bond with Washington. In this groundbreaking work, Phillip Thomas Tucker reveals that Hamilton was not only Washington's favorite staff officer, but also his right-hand man for most of the Revolution, serving as Chief of Staff from 1777 to early 1781. The entire patriotic cause benefited immeasurably from the advice and strategies provided to Washington by his youngest staff officer, Alexander Hamilton. While Hamilton found this position rewarding, he continually asked Washington for a field command. Hamilton's wish was granted at the decisive battle of Yorktown, where his Infantry Battalion charged on the defensive bastion on Cornwallis's left flank. Hamilton's capture of this position forced Cornwallis's surrender and sealed the ultimate colonial victory.

British Sea-captain Alexander Hamilton's A New Account of the East Indies, 17th-18th Century

Author: Alexander Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 576

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This is a new edition of one of the most important accounts of the Indian Ocean and Asia during the late 17th century. It is heavily annotated with hundreds of footnotes. Since its first publication in Scotland and England (in 1727 and 1744 respectively), it has only been republished once, in a limited edition in 1930. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a Scottish seafarer and a history of southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and other areas. Hamilton was an eye-witness to wars, pirate attacks, scheming English and Asian profiteers, and imprisonment. This edition is taken from the original text of the 1727 edition.

Alexander Hamilton: Documents Decoded

Author: Christina G. Villegas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440857644

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4610

An indispensable resource for all readers, this book summarizes the founding of America alongside the personal and public life of one of America's most influential Founders through a comprehensive investigation of Hamilton's extensive writings. • Offers insight into both the public and private life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most significant historical figures and an American icon • Allows students to better grasp the seminal events of the founding of America through the writings of one of the leading Founders • Encourages thoughtful examination of primary source documents on the early years of the American republic

Alexander Hamilton's New York City

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425863515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 35

View: 2751

In Alexander Hamilton's New York City, readers will learn all about the history of New York City during the time of Alexander Hamilton, and analyze their mutual influence. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting current social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text evidence to connect back to what they've read.