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The Real Alexander Hamilton

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Hamilton: An American Musical has swept the country and opens in Washington, D.C. in June. But exactly who was the real Alexander Hamilton? He was a complex person: a thinker, economic theorist, and political strategist. Is he misunderstood during this recent resurgence of interest about him?

BPC hosted a discussion with two Hamilton scholars and authors, Peter McNamara and Stephen Knott, on Hamilton’s views on American institutions, trade, elections, and financial systems.


Stephen Knott
Author, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America

Peter McNamara
Author, Political Economy and Statesmanship: Smith, Hamilton, and the Foundation of the Commercial Republic

Moderated By:

John Fortier
Director of the Democracy Project, BPC



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