Show slides from smartphone with DIY screen

How do you do show slides when the audience is too large to peer at your laptop, and there's no TV or audio-visual equipment in the room - not even…

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Alexander Hamilton: A Brief Biography, now on Kindle (Hamilton 45)

Added to the original blog post Alexander Hamilton: A Brief Biography and Alexander Hamilton: A Friend to America, volumes 1 and 2, which include all my Hamilton blogs posts, are now available as full-color printed…

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Happy Thanksgiving to America the Productive

Thanksgiving, said Ayn Rand, is the "producers' holiday." Since I'm hanging out in the eighteenth century with Alexander Hamilton, I thought I'd share his contemporary Patrick Henry's vision of America's…

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The Newburgh Mutiny, Spring 1783 (Hamilton 44)

As I read about the 1782-1783 session of the Continental Congress, I started to wonder whether New York State's legislature sent Alexander Hamilton as a delegate to Congress because they…

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How Does History Differ from Art? (Hamilton 43)

Last week, I intended to post on Hamilton's 1782-1783 term in Congress, but got distracted by Hamilton's role in the Newburgh Conspiracy (March 1783), which could have led to a…

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Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 14)

Through January 8, 2017, the Metropolitan Museum is showing  Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant. The exhibition includes about 100 drawings by this top-notch 18th-century artist, some from the MMA, others from private collections…

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