Michael Newton on "Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years"

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Friday, July 10, 2015 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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. 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 his 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. 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, Newton delivers a fresh and fascinating account of Hamilton's origins, youth, and indispensable services during the American Revolution.

This FREE event is part of the fourth annual CelebrateHAMILTON program honoring Hamilton's life and legacy, and is co-presented with the AHA Society (the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society).


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