Author: Michael E. Newton
Publisher: Eleftheria Publishing
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.
Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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
Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawed? Alexander Hamilton comes alive in Martha Brockenbrough's exciting biography Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary, which is an essential read for teen fans of Hamilton the musical. Discover the incredible true story behind the Tony Award-winning musical – Hamilton’s early years in the Caribbean; his involvement in the Revolutionary War; and his groundbreaking role in government, which still shapes American government today. Easy to follow, this gripping account of a founding father and American icon features illustrations, maps, timelines, infographics, and additional information ranging from Hamilton's own writings to facts about fashion, music, etiquette and custom of the times, including best historical insults and the etiquette of duels.
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.
Author: Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2000-07-07
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.
Author: Alexander Hamilton Leighton
Release Date: 1992
"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
Discover a Mysterious Founding Father! Read this fascinating book today - It could change your perspective on the past! Who was Alexander Hamilton? Discover Hamilton's intense realism regarding: Military Power Economics Finance National Unity When you read Alexander Hamilton, you'll discover this man's unique and lasting contributions to our nation's legacy. You'll learn about Hamilton's experiences as a soldier in the American Revolution, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Why was Hamilton so controversial? Loved by some and hated by others, Alexander Hamilton aroused strong feelings in those around him. Some found his realism insensitive and called him names; others praised his integrity, forthright approach, and upright character. It's time for you to choose - read this book, get to know Hamilton, and decide his legacy for yourself! What made Hamilton the man he became? In this fascinating book, you'll discover Hamilton's early life and family background, including his mother's death and his father's desertion. You'll follow him through his school days and his military career by peering over his shoulder at his earliest writings. This book describes Hamilton's life after the Revolutionary War in the Congress of the Confederation, as a military leader, in his law career, and in the creation of the Federalist Papers. Hamilton continued making waves in the government - as Secretary of the Treasury, he even faced impeachment! You'll even learn about his death in a duel with Aaron Burr! Don't wait any longer to gain a better understanding of America's formative years! Download your copy of Alexander Hamilton right away! You'll be so happy you did!
Author: Teri Kanefield
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
"The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. A poor immigrant, Hamilton believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for newcomers ... 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"--
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
Author: Gordon S. Brown
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2005
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.
Author: Michael Nelson
Release Date: 2013-11-26
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.
Στην απομονωμένη από το κοντινό χωριό οικία Μπλάκγουντ ζουν μόνες η Κόνστανς και η μικρότερη αδελφή της η Μέρικατ μαζί με τον άρρωστο γέρο θείο τους Τζούλιαν. Η οικογένειά τους ξεκληρίστηκε από δηλητηρίαση με αρσενικό και για το φονικό κατηγορήθηκε η Κόνστανς. Παρόλο που το κορίτσι αθωώθηκε, ο κόσμος του χωριού δεν αφήνει σε ησυχία τις αδελφές Μπλάκγουντ. Η Μέρικατ, που προσπαθεί με φυλαχτά και ξόρκια να διατηρήσει αδιατάρακτο τον έτσι κι αλλιώς εύθραυστο τρόπο ζωής τους, θα κάνει ό,τι περνάει από το χέρι της για να προστατέψει την εναπομείνασα οικογένειά της όταν καταφθάνει ο ξάδερφος Τσαρλς εξαπολύοντας επίθεση φιλίας στην Κόνστανς, ενώ επιζητά απελπισμένα το περιεχόμενο του θησαυροφυλακίου τους.