Alexander Hamilton was one of the most prolific writers during the time before and after the American Revolution. His contributions to The Federalist are all included, as well as earlier and later writings about the Constitution, central governmnet, and more. 1108 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
An extensive selection of private letters illuminates Alexander Hamilton's complex relationship with George Washington, his deep affection for his family, his mounting fears during the 1790s regarding Jeffersonian opposition and the French Revolution, and his profound distrust of Aaron Burr.
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was born in the West Indies and served during the War of Independence as a captain. His military brilliance was recognized, and he was sent on several important military commissions. He was George Washingtons secretary and aide-de-camp and in 1787 become a Member of the Constitutional Convention. From 1789 to 1795 he was the first Secretary of the Treasury, and in 1801 he held the casting vote against Burr and for Jefferson. He fought a duel with Burr and died the next day.
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