Alexander Hamilton The Formative Years

Author: Michael E. Newton
Publisher: Eleftheria Publishing
ISBN: 9780982604038
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Even though Alexander Hamilton was among the most important Founding Fathers, less is known about his early life than that of any other major Founder. Relatively few records have been found regarding Hamilton’s birth, childhood, and origins in the West Indies. Alexander Hamilton “rarely . . . dwelt upon his personal history” and never recorded his life’s story. Most of Hamilton’s correspondence prior to 1777 was lost during the American Revolution. This has resulted in many gaps in Alexander Hamilton’s biography, which has given rise to much conjecture regarding the details of his life. Relying on new research and extensive analysis of the existing literature, Michael E. Newton presents a more comprehensive and accurate account of Alexander Hamilton’s formative years. Despite being orphaned as a young boy and having his birth be “the subject of the most humiliating criticism,” Alexander Hamilton used his intelligence, determination, and charisma to overcome his questionable origins and desperate situation. As a mere child, Hamilton went to work for a West Indian mercantile company. Within a few short years, Hamilton was managing the firm’s St. Croix operations. Gaining the attention of the island’s leading men, Hamilton was sent to mainland North America for an education, where he immediately fell in with the country’s leading patriots. After using his pen to defend the civil liberties of the Americans against British infringements, Hamilton took up arms in the defense of those rights. Earning distinction in the campaign of 1776–77 at the head of an artillery company, Hamilton attracted the attention of General George Washington, who made him his aide-de-camp. Alexander Hamilton was soon writing some of Washington’s most important correspondence, advising the commander-in-chief on crucial military and political matters, carrying out urgent missions, conferring with French allies, negotiating with the British, and helping Washington manage his spy network. As Washington later attested, Hamilton had become his “principal and most confidential aid.” After serving the commander-in-chief for four years, Hamilton was given a field command and led the assault on Redoubt Ten at Yorktown, the critical engagement in the decisive battle of the War for Independence. By the age of just twenty-five, Alexander Hamilton had proven himself to be one of the most intelligent, brave, hard-working, and patriotic Americans. Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years tells the dramatic story of how this poor immigrant emerged from obscurity and transformed himself into the most remarkable Founding Father. In riveting detail, Michael E. Newton delivers a fresh and fascinating account of Alexander Hamilton’s origins, youth, and indispensable services during the American Revolution.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0842028781
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Thomas Jefferson Versus Alexander Hamilton

Author: Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 031222821X
Release Date: 2000-07-07
Genre: History

This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new American nation. Interweaving more than 40 documents into 7 chronological chapters, the text follows the lives and careers of the two men from their youth, through the Revolutionary War, to the death of Hamilton in 1804. In each chapter, generous excerpts from their public papers and private letters reveal the two men's often divergent views on government and the Constitution, economic and foreign policy, and the military, and illustrate the roles they played in the emergence of political parties.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Florian Hewitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 1540656691
Release Date: 2016-11-27
Genre:

LIMITED TIME SALE | Paperback Edition Regular Price: $19.99 The True Story of founding father Alexander Hamilton Every American knows his name. His face is ubiquitous, appearing proudly on the $10 bill. But how much do you really know about Alexander Hamilton? Born a bastard child in the British West Indies and then subsequently orphaned, Alexander Hamilton's life could have turned out very differently. What was it about Hamilton that drove him to earn his place in the history books and help shape what would become the world's most powerful nation? By reading this book, you will learn what makes Hamilton among the most interesting and remarkable of the founding fathers, including his early life, his education at what is now Columbia University, his pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War, his first loves, his motivation to contribute to America's new constitution by writing The Federalist Papers, his role in President Washington's cabinet, his bitter and ultimately fatal rivalry with Aaron Burr, and much more. Grab your copy of Alexander Hamilton: The Complete Biography of a True Patriot and One of America's Most Remarkable Founding Fathers today at this limited time promotional price and enjoy reading the true historical biography of one of America's most remarkable founding fathers.

Lucky the Navajo Singer

Author: Alexander Hamilton Leighton
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015029120139
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

"Lucky the Navajo Singer was, he thought, forty years old when he dictated his life story in 1940 to doctors Alexander and Dorothea Leighton. Lucky was orphaned twice before he was six or eight years old, first when his mother died, and again on the deaths of his mother's parents. Lucky then spent several formative years with a Navajo elder who was raised in the traditional Navajo way, a man whose wisdom was a resource for the small group of Navajos living in relative isolation southeast of the main Navajo Reservation." "As he relates his life story through his great friend and interpreter, Bill Sage, the mature Lucky emerges as a complex human being whose story presents invaluable insight into daily events - both mundane and sacred - at a Navajo community in the 1940s." "Griffen has rescued this autobiography in a tribute not only to Lucky, but to the Leightons, who in 1940 were fledgling psychiatrists at the beginning of their cross cultural research. At long last the story of Lucky the Navajo Singer joins the all-too-few Native American life histories."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Jefferson Vs Hamilton

Author: Noble E. Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312085850
Release Date: 2000-03-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents selections from the writings of Jefferson and Hamilton and includes commentary that details their thoughts on the major issues of the time.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON American

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439135452
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. At last Hamilton has found a modern biographer who can bring him to full-blooded life; Richard Brookhiser. In these pages, Alexander Hamilton sheds his skewed image as the "bastard brat of a Scotch peddler," sex scandal survivor, and notoriously doomed dueling partner of Aaron Burr. Examined up close, throughout his meteoric and ever-fascinating (if tragically brief) life, Hamilton can at last be seen as one of the most crucial of the founders. Here, thanks to Brookhiser's accustomed wit and grace, this quintessential American lives again.

Citizen Hamilton

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742549755
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait based on the Federalist Papers author's speeches, writings, and personal letters offers insight into his roles during the American Revolution and Constitutional Convention and his beliefs about such topics as war, liberty, and honor.

The Life of Nelson The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783954273263
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Horatio Nelson is the most famous seaman in British history. Many books about him have appeared until today but the study of Alfred Thayer Mahan, published in 1897, is still one of the best written pieces and a standard work in the field of Nelson’s biography research. It was part of Mahan’s seapower studies and contains Nelson’s impressive life story as well as Mahan’s own view on naval strategy and warfare tactics. »It is essential to the completeness and rounding off of the author's discussion of the Influence of Sea Power, that he present a study, from his own point of view, of the one man who in himself summed up and embodied the greatness of the possibilities which Sea Power comprehends, – the man for whom genius and opportunity worked together, to make him the personification of the Navy of Great Britain.« Reprint of the original edition from 1897. Volume 2 of 2. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was a US Navy officer and author of influential marine history and strategy books. His work »The Influence of Sea Power upon History«, published in 1890, established the modern US Navy doctrine of maritime predominance: the higher the naval power of a country, the greater its global impact. Mahan’s concepts of naval war tactics were adapted by many navies all over the world.

The Presidency A Z

Author: Michael Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135937867
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Reference

An illustrated reference guide that offers quick answers to readers' questions about the American presidency and the individuals who have served it (all American presidents are included). Abundant charts, tables, illustrations, and a detailed index enhance more than 300 alphabetical entries that bring to life the history, processes, and personalities connected to America's highest office. This Second Edition includes information up through the 1996 election and President Clinton's second term.

Toussaint s Clause

Author: Gordon S. Brown
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1578067111
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

A history of the founding fathers' critical disagreements over Haiti's rebellion against France is detailed in an analysis of one of America's early foreign policy balancing acts, examining the conflict between supporters of Toussaint's rebellion against France and Southern slaveholders alarmed by the struggle.