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- DescriptionAlexander Hamilton, the subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Broadway musical, comes to life in his own words in this critically acclaimed collection, which also includes conflicting eyewitness accounts of the duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death. One of the most vivid, influential, and controversial figures of the founding of America, Hamilton was an unusually prolific and vigorous writer. As a military aide to George Washington, critic of the Articles of Confederation, proponent of ratification of the Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, and leader of the Federalist Party, Hamilton devoted himself to the creation of a militarily and ecomically powerful American nation guided by a strong, energetic republican government. His public and private writings demonstrate the perceptive intelligence, confident advocacy, driving ambition, and profound concern for hor and reputation that contributed both to his astonishing rise to fame and to his tragic early death. Arranged chrologically, this volume contains more than 170 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, reports, and memoranda written between 1769 and 1804. Included are all fifty-one of Hamilton s contributions toThe Federalist, as well as subsequent writings calling for a broad construction of federal power; his famous speech to the Constitutional Convention, which gave rise to accusations that he favored monarchy; and early writings supporting the Revolutionary cause and a stronger central government. His detailed reports as Secretary of the Treasury on the public credit, a national bank, and the encouragement of manufactures present a forward-looking vision of a country transformed by the power of financial markets, centralized banking, and industrial development.Hamilton s sometimes flawed political judgment is revealed in the Reylds Pamphlet, in which he confessed to adultery in order to defend himself against accusations of corrupt conduct, as well as in his self-destructive pamphlet attack on John Adams during the 1800 presidential campaign. An extensive selection of private letters illuminates Hamilton s complex relationship with George Washington, his deep affection for his wife and children, his mounting fears during the 1790s regarding the Jeffersonian opposition and the French Revolution, and his profound distrust of Aaron Burr.
- Author BiographyJoanne B. Freeman, volume editor, is professor of history at Yale University and the author ofAffairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, and has appeared in the PBSAmerican Experiencedocumentary The Duel.
- Author(s)Alexander Hamilton
- PublisherThe Library of America
- Date of Publication16/10/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleLibrary of America
- Series Part/Volume Number129
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Library of America
- Weight726 g
- Width132 mm
- Height207 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Edited byJoanne Freeman
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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