The Importance of Being Alexander Hamilton

  title={The Importance of Being Alexander Hamilton},
  author={Andrew S. Trees},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={14 - 8}
  • Andrew S. Trees
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Reviews in American History
  • Poor Alexander Hamilton. The boy genius of the Revolution, he was hooted off the national stage at the age of 45. He died in a duel that never should have been fought. And while counted among the founders, he suffers from comparative neglect. According to The New York Times Magazine, Mount Vernon had nearly 800,000 visitors in 2003, and Monticello had over 464,000. Even the Adams National Historical Park drew 217,000, while Hamilton's Grange managed to attract only 13,413. The man whom… CONTINUE READING


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