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Title Alexander Hamilton : from obscurity to greatness / compiled and edited by John P. Kaminski
Published Madison : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Word portraits of America's founders
Contents Descriptions of Alexander Hamilton -- Hamilton's descriptions of others -- Emblematic quotations
Summary "Born in 1755 on a small Caribbean island to unmarried parents, Alexander Hamilton did not enjoy the privileges of wealth or heredity by which so many of his contemporaries advanced to the highest levels of power. Yet Hamilton's natural ability and ambition earned him prevailing influence in the American Revolution and the government created thereafter, eventually securing his place in the pantheon of America's founders. Editor John P. Kaminski has gathered a remarkable collection of quotations by and about Alexander Hamilton that paint for us a nuanced portrait of a complex man. Through his own words and the words of his contemporaries -- including the man who killed him in a duel, Aaron Burr -- we can gain a better understanding of this fascinating man who rose from anonymity on a small Caribbean island to the corridors of power." website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 -- Sources.
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Sources
United States.
Genre/Form Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaminski, John P., compiler, editor.
ISBN 0870208047