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Alexander Hamilton : a biography

Author: Forrest McDonald
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this critical reinterpretation of Hamilton's life, the first Secretary of the Treasury is perceived as an ambitious man whose self-appointed mission was to create a new social order in America based not on status but on money.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander (Politiker) Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Forrest McDonald
ISBN: 0393012182 9780393012187
OCLC Number: 4493051
Description: xiii, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Young man Hamilton --
Education in the political arts: 1775-1783 --
Education in the legal arts: 1782-1784 --
Completion of an education: 1784-1787 --
Constitutional revolution: a preliminary step --
Hamiltonianism --
The financial dilemma --
Funding and assumption --
The mint, the excise, and the bank --
Triumph and trouble: 1791 --
Attack and counterattack: 1791-1792 --
The duel with Jefferson: 1793 --
Prime minister --
Minister in absentia --
The Adams years: 1797-1801.
Responsibility: Forrest McDonald.

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In this critical reinterpretation of Hamilton's life, the first Secretary of the Treasury is perceived as an ambitious man whose self-appointed mission was to create a new social order in America based not on status but on money.

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