Book DetailAuthor: John Chester Miller Publisher: New York : Harper ISBN: Category : Newly independent states Languages : en Pages : 659
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.
Book DetailAuthor: Anna Erskine Crouse Publisher: ISBN: Category : Languages : en Pages : 184
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.
Book DetailAuthor: Alexander Hamilton Publisher: ISBN: Category : History Languages : en Pages : 576
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.
Book DetailAuthor: Phillip Thomas Tucker Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 1510716602 Category : History Languages : en Pages : 376
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.
Book DetailAuthor: Christina G. Villegas Publisher: ABC-CLIO ISBN: 1440857644 Category : History Languages : en Pages : 300
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
Book DetailAuthor: Susanna Keller Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc ISBN: 1680488082 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction Languages : en Pages : 32
Although Alexander Hamilton recently recaptured the spotlight as the subject of a hit Broadway show, his role as one of the first and foremost interpreters of the U.S. Constitution means that his importance was never in doubt. This biography introduces readers to the exciting life, and dramatic death, of the man whose accomplishments include (though are hardly limited to) working as Washington's aide during the American Revolution, writing the majority of the Federalist Papers, serving as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and influencing the establishment of the two-party political system. Sidebars highlight key vocabulary terms or offer informative quick facts, which is a great resource for report-writing.
Book DetailAuthor: Alexander Hamilton Publisher: ISBN: Category : Finance Languages : en Pages : 540
Added title pages, engraved."The collector's Federal edition of the Works of Alexander Hamilton is limited to six hundred signed and numbered sets."First edition (500 copies) in 9 vols., published 1885-86. "Bibliography of the 'Federalist'": v. 11, p. xxxi-xl.
Book DetailAuthor: Everest Media, Publisher: Everest Media LLC ISBN: Category : Biography & Autobiography Languages : en Pages : 56
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant, had met Rachel in the Leeward Island of St. Kitts in 1750. They lived an unconventional lifestyle together for about fifteen years, until Rachel was unable to legitimize their relationship in legal terms. #2 After nearly a decade of fleeing St. Croix, Lavien filed for divorce in 1759 in order to protect his one legitimate heir, Peter Lavien, while ensuring that Alexander and James were declared bastard and whore children’ who could never legally inherit any of his property. #3 Alexander Hamilton’s life in Nevis, until age ten, and then Christiansted, St. Croix, was filled with the sights and sounds of the busy wharf and dock: noisy fishermen and sailors from around the world, black slaves, stately royal palms and orange trees loaded with ripe fruit, and flocks of low-flying brown pelicans. #4 Alexander’s early experiences on St. Croix shaped his character and made him hate slavery. The world of the Danish West Indies shaped and molded the man destined to become one of America’s most beloved Founding Fathers.
Book DetailAuthor: Dennis C. Rasmussen Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: 0691210233 Category : History Languages : en Pages : 288
"Whatever sense of hope the Founder Fathers may have felt at the new government's birth, almost none of them carried that optimism to their graves. Franklin survived to see the Constitution in action for only a single year, but most of the founders who lived into the nineteenth century came to feel deep anxiety, disappointment, and even despair about the government and the nation that they had helped to create. Indeed, by the end of their lives many of the founders judged the Constitution that we now venerate to be an utter failure that was unlikely to last beyond their own generation. This book tells the story of their disillusionment. The book focuses principally on four of the preeminent figures of the period (1787): George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. These four lost their faith in the American experiment at different times and for different reasons, and each has his own unique story. As Rasmussen shows in a series of three chapters on each figure, Washington became disillusioned above all because of the rise of parties and partisanship, Hamilton because he felt that the federal government was not sufficiently vigorous or energetic, Adams because he believed that the American people lacked the requisite civic virtue for republican government, and Jefferson because of sectional divisions brought on (as he saw it) by Northern attempts to restrict slavery and consolidate power in the federal government. Washington, Hamilton, Adams, and Jefferson were the most prominent of the founders who grew disappointed in what America became, but they were certainly not the only ones. In a final chapter Rasmussen shows that most of the other leading founders-including figures such as Samuel Adams, John Jay, James Monroe, and Thomas Paine-fell in the same camp. The most notable founder who did not come to despair for his country was the one who outlived them all, James Madison. Madison did harbor some real worries but a final chapter also explores why Madison largely kept the republican faith when so many of his compatriots did not"--
Book DetailAuthor: Hank Thomas Publisher: Page Publishing Inc ISBN: 1644624583 Category : History Languages : en Pages : 228
This political guide helps us understand why the federal government is designed as it is and how it can be fixed. Everybody proclaims disgust with the political system, yet the system continues to get more disgusting. Is the hard–nosed partisanship in politics today the result of a flaw in the design of our system of government? Did our forefathers overlook something important when they were writing the Constitution? In A Broken Sausage Grinder, author Hank Thomas explains the basic components of the government in order to provide insight as to why it functions as it does. From the diverse settlements and colonial experiences to the development of and the motivation for our demand for freedom and self–determination, this study looks at what our founding fathers were attempting to create as the United States of America was being formed. It studies the variety of influences that have molded our political system over the years, and it presents conclusions about what is wrong with our system of government and how it can be fixed. John Senger of Clarion Foreword Reviews gave this book five stars and said, "Much like Madison, Hamilton, and John Jay, the author is consistently reasoned and moderate in his arguments for restraint in the political forum. In fact, he concludes: ‘Our problem today stems from a loss of respect for the beliefs and ideologies of other Americans.'" Kirkus Reviews said, "Thomas finally attempts to provide answers to the problems America faces, with such diverse advice as allowing only registered voters to make campaign contributions and stressing compromise over mere minority rule. Thomas' work is a compelling review of American political history in an easy–to–read form; a comprehensive set of appendices also aids the reader." Designed as a tool to facilitate discussion, A Broken Sausage Grinder communicates the idea that "we the people" form the foundation for our government; if it isn't working as we intended, "we the people" have the responsibility to fix it. Thank you for joining this important American conversation.