Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth

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Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth explores the shifting reputation of our most controversial founding father. Since the day Aaron Burr fired his fatal shot, Americans have tried to come to grips with Alexander Hamilton's legacy. Stephen Knott surveys the Hamilton image in the minds of American statesmen, scholars, literary figures, and the media, explaining why Americans are content to live in a Hamiltonian nation but reluctant to embrace the man himself. Knott observes that Thomas Jefferson and his followers, ...

Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth 2002, University Press of Kansas, Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700614196

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Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth 2002, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700611577

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