Alexander Hamilton Resources on the Gilder Lehrman Website

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Explore the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s videos, essays, featured primary sources, and teaching resources related to Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era.

History Now

Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination: History Now 44 (Winter 2016)

Online Exhibitions

Videos

Essays

Richard Brookhiser, "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made America Prosperous"

Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change"

Joanne Freeman, "Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel"

James Kirby Martin, "No Way Out: Lord Cornwallis, the Siege of Yorktown, and America’s Victory in the War for Independence"

Bryan Phillips Murphy, "Alexander Hamilton on the $10 Bill: How He Got There and Why It Matters"

Richard Sylla, "The US Banking System: Origin, Development, and Regulation"

Elizabeth L. Wollman, "'The Authentic Voice of Today': Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton"

For more scholarly content on Hamilton, visit History Now 44: Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination.

Featured Primary Sources

Teaching Resources

All the teaching resources in Creating a New Government sub-era

The Battle over the Bank: Hamilton v. Jefferson

Founding Fathers: Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison

Documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

Search the Gilder Lehrman Collection for documents written by Alexander Hamilton.