Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation

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Transaction Publishers, 1964 - Biography & Autobiography - 659 pages
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Probably no American statesman displayed more constructive imagination than did Alexander Hamilton. Prodigal of ideas, bursting with plans for diversifying the economy, and obsessed by a determination to make the United States a powerful nation under a centralized government, he left an imprint upon this country that time has not effaced. Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation is the premier biography of Alexander Hamilton written by one of the foremost scholars of early American history.

Hamilton's career was at times contradictory: born, in John Adams's words, the "bastard brat of a Scotch peddler," he rose to high social, political, and military position in the newly born country. He dreaded divisiveness, yet his strate­gies and actions aggravated political sectionalism. Miller weaves together the complex facets of Hamilton's life to make a vivid, absorbing biography.

 

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Contents

The Union Against Great Britain Chapter 1 The Making of a Revolutionary
3
AidedeCamp to Washington
17
The Struggle Against Inflation
43
The Quarrel with Washington
62
The Union Against Chaos Chapter 5 Congress and the Army
83
Law and the Loyalists
100
A Rage for Liberty
111
Democracy and Banking
120
The Opposition Emerges
311
The Attack upon Hamilton
322
Hamiltons Quarrel with Jefferson and Burr
343
The Union Against Foreign Aggression The Proclamation of Neutrality Chapter 24 The Proclamation of Neutrality
363
The War Clouds Gather
379
The Whisky Rebellion
396
Jays Treaty
415
The Election of 1796
435

More Power to Congress
131
The Constitutional Convention 1
151
The Constitutional Convention 2
171
The Federalist
184
The Rule of Law
193
A More Perfect Union
206
The First Secretary of the Treasury Chapter 15 The First Secretary of the Treasury
219
The Report on Public Credit
229
Speculators vs Patriots
238
The Bank of the United States
255
The Report on Manufactures
278
The Effort to Transform the American Economy
296
The Mission to France
451
Second in Command of the United States Army
466
The War That Refused to Come to a Boil
479
The Effort to Avert Peace
493
The Election of 1800
509
The Union Above All Chapter 34 A Prophet of Woe
533
Defender of the Freedom of the Press
544
The Duel with Burr
557
Notes
577
Bibliography
623
Index
641
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