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Writings One of the most vivid influential and controversial figures of the American founding Alexander Hamilton was an unusually prolific and vigorous writer As a military aide to George Washington forcef

  • Title: Writings
  • Author: Alexander Hamilton Joanne B. Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781931082044
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Writings By Alexander Hamilton Joanne B. Freeman, One of the most vivid, influential, and controversial figures of the American founding, Alexander Hamilton was an unusually prolific and vigorous writer As a military aide to George Washington, forceful critic of the Articles of Confederation, persuasive proponent of ratification of the Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, and leader of the Federalist party, HamOne of the most vivid, influential, and controversial figures of the American founding, Alexander Hamilton was an unusually prolific and vigorous writer As a military aide to George Washington, forceful critic of the Articles of Confederation, persuasive proponent of ratification of the Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, and leader of the Federalist party, Hamilton devoted himself to the creation of a militarily and economically powerful American nation guided by a strong republican government His public and private writings demonstrate the perceptive intelligence, confident advocacy, driving ambition, and profound concern for honor and reputation that contributed both to his rise to fame and to his tragic early death.Arranged chronologically, Writings contains than 170 letters, speeches, essays, reports, and memoranda written between 1769 and 1804 Included are all 51 of Hamilton s contributions to The Federalist, as well as subsequent writing calling for a broad construction of federal power under the Constitution his famous speech to the Constitutional Convention, which gave rise to accusations that he favored monarchy early writings supporting the Revolutionary cause and a stronger central government his visionary reports as Treasury secretary on the public credit, a national bank, and the encouragement of American manufactures a detailed confession of adultery made by Hamilton in order to defend himself against charges of official misconduct and his self destructive attack on John Adams during the 1800 campaign An extensive selection of private letters illuminates Hamilton s complex relationship with George Washington, his deep affection for his wife andchildren, his mounting fears during the 1790s regarding the Jeffersonian opposition and the French Revolution, and his profound distrust of Aaron Burr Included in an appendix are conflicting eyewitness accounts of the Hamilton Burr duel.

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    1. A comprehensive, chronological collection of the writings of one of, if not the most, brilliant Founding Fathers, this collection gives you Alexander Hamilton in all of his facets with zero editorial interpretation And that is one of the things that make this book so great If you have already read a biography of Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow s is a great, comprehensive one to start with , this book will give the reader a closer, over the shoulder look at him that is incredibly enlightening Not [...]

    2. Alexander Hamilton Speaks For HimselfWith this volume, the Library of America continues its project presenting the best of American culture and thought in an accessible way Alexander Hamilton has received a great deal of attention in recent years Although John Adams has frequently been regarded as the least understood of the Founders, Hamilton has his own plausible claim to this honor History has not treated Hamilton kindly He has certain obvious flaws in terms of arrogance, temper, and judgment [...]

    3. As someone who loves reading history, sometimes the best and most valuable reading comes directly from the creators of history themselves And as someone who loves Hamilton the musical, I was curious to learn about the man himself in his own words Firstly, this book is NOT for the faint of heart Or of weak eyesight Although, if you have insomnia, you might want to give it a try To paraphrase the musical, the man really did write like he was running out of time That said, reading some of Alexander [...]

    4. Didn t read the whole thing, was only interested in the Reynolds Pamphlet his personal letters.There s some great stuff here h, once can detangle some of the language And tryin not to laugh like a crazy person at a note mentioning some 15 year old and Every body makes love to her, and she receives every body kindly as your brain is waving a giant sign flirt They mean flirt like a mofo Get me outta the gutter dammit but yes, personal letters Highlights include Hamilton gushing to Meade about 7 mo [...]

    5. Read this mostly for the personal letters and so skimmed, or skipped, some of his treatise level writings on government I justified that because I had previously read several of his Federalist essays as well as his excellent Report on Manufactures Hamilton really was a brilliant and very capable thinker, who seems, nevertheless, to have never been able to get past his own sense of personal inadequacy and was thus incapable of deflecting criticism but had to respond with words than was politic H [...]

    6. If you are an American you need to read this to shatter your illusions, and understand how this country came about.

    7. Skimmed thru most of the readings I will admit to skipping most of the Federalist papers But I will refer back to this reference book again and again

    8. Used this as a companion to my second rewarding of Chernow s bio This is an exceptional collection from LOA.

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