A man whose life ended too soon, Alexander Hamilton had a profound impact on the newly formed United States.  There has been renewed interest in his life and career.

  • Alexander Hamilton
    Grould, Jane H.

    Chronicles the life of the Founding Father who commanded troops at the critical Battle of Yorktown, was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and helped start the U.S. Mint.

  • The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy
    McCraw, Thomas

    In 1776 the United States government started out on a shoestring and quickly went bankrupt fighting its War of Independence against Britain. At the war's end, the national government owed tremendous sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens. But lacking the power to tax, it had no means to repay them. The Founders and Finance is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists--immigrants--solved the fiscal crisis and set the United States on a path to long-term economic success. Pulitzer Prize--winning author Thomas K. McCraw analyzes the skills and worldliness of Alexander Hamilton (from the Danish Virgin Islands), Albert Gallatin (from the Republic of Geneva), and other immigrant founders who guided the nation to prosperity. Their expertise with liquid capital far exceeded that of native-born plantation owners Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, who well understood the management of land and slaves but had only a vague knowledge of financial instruments--currencies, stocks, and bonds. The very rootlessness of America's immigrant leaders gave them a better understanding of money, credit, and banks, and the way each could be made to serve the public good. The remarkable financial innovations designed by Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants enabled the United States to control its debts, to pay for the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, and--barely--to fight the War of 1812, which preserved the nation's hard-won independence from Britain.

  • The Hamiltonian vision, 1789-1800 : the art of American power during the early republic
    Nester, William R.

    The Hamiltonian vision, 1789-1800 : the art of American power during the early republic

  • The duel

    On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation.

  • Alexander Hamilton : America's forgotten founder
    Murray, Joseph A.

    Alexander Hamilton : America's forgotten founder

  • Alexander Hamilton
    Chernow, Ron

    ublisher's description: In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all."

  • Hamilton [sound recording] : the revolution
    Miranda, Lin-Manuel

    From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical.

  • Hamilton : original Broadway cast recording
    Miranda, Lin-Manuel

    Musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. Disc 1, Act I. Alexander Hamilton -- Aaron Burr, sir -- My shot -- The story of tonight -- The Schuyler sisters -- Farmer refuted -- You'll be back -- Right hand man -- A winter's ball -- Helpless -- Satisfied -- The story of tonight (reprise) -- Wait for it -- Stay alive -- Ten duel commandments -- Meet me inside -- That would be enough -- Guns and ships -- History has its eyes on you -- Yorktown (The world turned upside down) -- What comes next? -- Dear Theodosia -- Non-stop. Disc 2, Act II. What'd I miss -- Cabinet battle #1 -- Take a break -- Say no to this -- The room where it happens -- Schuyler defeated -- Cabinet battle #2 -- Washington on your side -- One last time -- I know him -- The Adams administration -- We know -- Hurricane -- The Reynolds pamphlet -- Burn -- Blow us all away -- Stay alive (reprise) -- It's quiet uptown -- The election of 1800 -- Your obedient servant -- Best of wives and best of women -- The world was wide enough -- Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.