The National Bank and the Mint, Dec. 1790-Feb. 1791 (Hamilton 61)

Second of three posts on Hamilton's financial program, 1790-1791. Last week's post, the introduction to this series, included a chronology of Hamilton's major writings as secretary of the Treasury and an…

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (Central Park)

This is Essay 7 from my 2003 book Forgotten Delights: The Producers, A Selection of Manhattan's Outdoor Sculptures. .. -. ...- . -. - -- .-. -- ..-. -- -- .-.…

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The First Report on Public Credit, January 1790 (Hamilton 60)

Tiptoeing on eggshells across a minefield: a non-economist grapples with Hamilton's major works as secretary of the Treasury. This week's post includes an outline of Hamilton's First Report on Public…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

"The Minstrel Boy" Listen (John McDermott has a wonderful voice!) as if you'd never heard this song before. It isn't just about Ireland: it's about not surrendering your values. The Minstrel-boy to…

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A Walk in Prospect Park, 4

The first post in this series is here, second here, third here. All photos in this series are copyright © 2017 Dianne L. Durante. General Slocum General Henry Warner Slocum, on…

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Hamilton Named Secretary of the Treasury, 1789 (Hamilton 59)

Hamilton plunges into business as secretary of the Treasury. Setting precedents Once the Constitution was ratified, the new United States government had to be constructed from the ground up. One…

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A Walk in Prospect Park, 3

The first part of this series is here, the second here. This one goes from the Concert Ground to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza. All images copyright…

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