9780765805515

Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765805515

  • ISBN10:

    0765805510

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2017-05-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Here is the premier biography of Alexander Hamilton, written by one of the foremost scholars of early American history. Miller weaves together the complex facets of Hamilton's life to make a vivid, absorbing biography.

Author Biography

John C. Miller (1907-1991) was Edgar E. Robinson Professor of U.S. History at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Transaction Introduction ix
Introduction xvii
Part I The Union Against Great Britain
The Making of a Revolutionary
3(14)
Aide-de-Camp to Washington
17(26)
The Struggle Against Inflation
43(19)
The Quarrel with Washington
62(21)
Part II The Union Against Chaos
Congress and the Army
83(17)
Law and the Loyalists
100(11)
``A Rage for Liberty''
111(9)
Democracy and Banking
120(11)
``More Power to Congress''
131(20)
The Constitutional Convention (1)
151(20)
The Constitutional Convention (2)
171(13)
The Federalist
184(9)
The Rule of Law
193(13)
A More Perfect Union
206(13)
Part III The Union Consummated
The First Secretary of the Treasury
219(10)
The Report on Public Credit
229(9)
``Speculators'' vs. ``Patriots''
238(17)
The Bank of the United States
255(23)
The Report on Manufactures
278(18)
The Effort to Transform the American Economy
296(15)
The Opposition Emerges
311(11)
The Attack upon Hamilton
322(21)
Hamilton's Quarrel with Jefferson and Burr
343(20)
Part IV The Union Against Foreign Aggression
The Proclamation of Neutrality
363(16)
The War Clouds Gather
379(17)
The Whisky Rebellion
396(19)
Jay's Treaty
415(20)
The Election of 1796
435(16)
The Mission to France
451(15)
Second in Command of the United States Army
466(13)
The War That Refused to Come to a Boil
479(14)
The Effort to Avert Peace
493(16)
The Election of 1800
509(24)
Part V The Union Above All
A Prophet of Woe
533(11)
Defender of the Freedom of the Press
544(13)
The Duel with Burr
557(20)
Notes 577(46)
Bibliography 623(18)
Index 641

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