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Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth

Author: Stephen F Knott
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2002.
Series: American political thought.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Knott, Stephen F.
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2002
(OCoLC)606823740
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Knott, Stephen F.
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2002
(OCoLC)606823753
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton, Politiker.; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen F Knott
ISBN: 0700611576 9780700611577
OCLC Number: 47767164
Description: x, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "And night returning brings me no relief": Hamilton and the founding generation --
Hamilton and the Jacksonian era: the monster bank and the coming of war --
Hamilton rises again: Civil War and his vindication --
Hamilton's Gilded Age: his renaissance --
The twilight of Hamiltonianism: 1901-1928 --
Slouching toward oblivion: Hamilton as the New Deal's great beast --
Hail Columbia! Hamilton and cold war America --
At century's end: a Hamilton restoration on the horizon? --
Getting right with Hamilton: "the public good must be paramount."
Series Title: American political thought.
Responsibility: Stephen F. Knott.
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