New York City is the source for the quintessentially American traits of capitalism, ethnic tolerance, free speech, and reliance on lawyers and lawsuits. Yet the New York legacy generally goes unrecognized. How did New York come to have such a formative influence on the United States? And how did it manage to do so without getting any of the credit? Warren Shaw, historian, lets us know that — more than anyone else —: Alexander Hamilton is the answer to both of these questions. This event was held at the Morris Jumel Mansion, by the Historic House Trust.
Posted: April 10th, 2008
Alexander Hamilton and the National Triumph of New York City