Alexander Hamilton’s Resume, January 1787 (Hamilton 50)

The 2017 celebration of Hamilton's birthday (his 260th) spans January 7-11: for a list of events, see the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society's site. I'm planning to attend the Manhattan events on…

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And a Happy New year!

Why choose just one? Here's a selection of my favorite New Year's cards from New York Public Library's digital collections: a little corny, a lot sincere. Most of them probably…

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“The Christmas holidays are near at hand” (Hamilton 49)

In which Hamilton discusses holiday plans with his son. The following letter is from Alexander Hamilton to his son 9-year-old son Philip, who was at school in Trenton. Hamilton was at…

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Capitalist Christmas, 2016

Jewelry on Madison Avenue, in the 60s More on Madison Avenue Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue at 59th Tiffany, Fifth Avenue at 57th St. Time Warner Center Rockefeller Center New York…

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Hamilton: Man & Musical (Talk in NYC 1/21/2017)

This talk has been postponed. Future talks will be listed here, or ask to be added to my mailing list (DuranteDianne@gmail.com). On Saturday January 21, 2017, from 11:00-1:00, I’ll be…

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Hamilton as Abolitionist, 1779-1785 (Hamilton 48)

In which Hamilton takes on the slave-owning population of New York. Hamilton writes on slavery during the Revolutionary War Hamilton's earliest comments on slavery date to 1779. While the army…

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King George III Born Again in New York City

For the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia (opening April 19, 2017), StudioEIS was commissioned to recreate the equestrian statue of King George III that once stood in New York.…

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Hamilton Defends Former Loyalists, 1784 (Hamilton 47)

In which Hamilton faces off against a patriotic popular phrenzy in New York. Meanwhile, in New York Last week Alexander Hamilton survived the Pennsylvania Mutiny and left Congress. But he couldn't…

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The Pennsylvania Mutiny, summer 1783 (Hamilton 46)

In which Alexander Hamilton lectures Governor George Clinton on keeping one's word, faces off against mutineers and John Dickinson, and, along with the entire Continental Congress, flees Philadelphia. We last…

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