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MONTH LONG EVENT: Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel

  • NYPL 476 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Alexander Hamilton, an orphaned immigrant from the Caribbean, acted as Georg Washington’s top aide in the American Revolution, created the American financia system, and waged ideological battles against Thomas Jefferson in the earliest days of American political parties. His vision, ambition, and voluminous writings inspired hi admirers, enflamed his opponents, and continue to captivate contemporary audiences. In this exhibition, The New York Public Library presents a selection of its holdings to illuminate the many facets of Alexander Hamilton—a striver, statesman, and scoundrel.

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