Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow...the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me. -Burr
This book is utterly exhaustive in its scope. Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others. This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone. I loved the framing with Eliza in the prologue and epilogue. Loved piecing together where the book and musical met, loved the bits where they diverged. Loved stumbling upon the actual historical lines from letters and writings that made it into the musicals brilliant score. Shout out to Scott Brick for bringing this book to life for my ears the way few could.
I am so tired. It is so long. I want to see Hamilton. -Eliza
12 Hardcore Facts About Alexander Hamilton
Before , it was common to hear that Alexander Hamilton was, by far, the most undervalued of all the American Founding Fathers. But with the explosive popularity of the Broadway musical Hamilton , that statement is no longer accurate. Hamilton was not just important in the founding of America. He was also a fascinating historical figure and tireless public servant. Though it is easy to sing Hamilton's praises today, it is also worth noting that he was highly controversial and divisive in his own time: Hamilton was a man who inspired admiration and respect just as fiercely as he inspired outrage and offense. Indeed, a portrait can be drawn of Hamilton as a brash and renegade Founding Father who was passionate about his ideals and vision for what the new American nation could become.
Alexander Hamilton came from humble beginnings, but eventually became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury. While he never became President, he was an incredibly influential figure in the formation of America and an indelible part of its history. Eventually, Lavine had her locked up in prison for adultery. Instead she fled to St. Kitts, where she lived with a Scottish trader named James Hamilton. Rachel gave birth to a son in , and then Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, … even though he told people he was born in Why Hamilton lied about his age stems from the fact that his father abandoned him, his brother, and his mother shortly after he was born.
He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Alexander Hamilton. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, with a national bank and support for manufacturing, plus a strong military. Thomas Jefferson was his leading opponent, arguing for agrarianism and smaller government.
30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Alexander Hamilton
The Broadway musical Hamilton , like Alexander Hamilton himself, is an improbable success story., S Constitution.
On this day in or , Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean. If you need a quick primer on Hamilton, here are the essential facts about him. Where is Nevis and why do we care? Hamilton was born on January 11, in either or , on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. There is a dispute among historians about his actual birth year. Today, Nevis and St.