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We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 12 April For his admirers Hamilton is a source of political capital. His ideas and proposals about the debt, protectionism, and an American manufacturing base are in the news in the early twenty-first century. Although the Old Left saw Hamilton as an elitist, possibly a monarchist, and a promoter of industrial capitalism, contemporary American progressives have called attention to his explicit support for habeas corpus, his efforts on behalf of banking, and his surprisingly enlightened attitudes about race and slavery.

As one of the founders of a new republic, Hamilton knew he would be in the history books, but his image, representations of his physical presence, and speculation about his private life circulate on the Internet in ways that would surely astonish him. Alexander Hamilton not only has admirers in the fields of politics and history; he also has fans. Figure 1. This portrait is based upon the painting by James Sharpless when Hamilton was thirty-seven or thirty-nine years old. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The truth is that I am an unlucky honest man, that speaks my sentiments to all and with emphasis. We may know more than we want to know about the sexual practices of contemporary politicians and celebrities, but the eminent dead keep their secrets. Biographers, queer theorists, and historians of sexuality probe the past for evidence of illicit attachments or forbidden propensities that might illuminate a particular life or era.

John F. Kennedy's prolific sexual adventures were not revealed until after his death. Abraham Lincoln's sexuality is under scrutiny and debate. Emily Dickinson's affections have become the subject of much scholarly speculation, and Walt Whitman was outed after decades in the closet. In their sexual affiliations and other characteristics, famous writers and thinkers inspire different, often competing, forms of identification and are claimed by various constituencies.

Quotations from his writings, particularly The Federalist Papers , are wielded as weapons by both conservatives and progressives. It is posted on YouTube. Hamilton was the youngest, best-looking, most controversial, and arguably the most brilliant of the major founders.

He was almost fifty years younger than Benjamin Franklin, twenty-three years younger than Washington rumored to be his father , twenty years younger than Adams, fourteen years younger than Jefferson, and four years younger than Madison. At the time of his death in the famous duel, Hamilton was the age Barack Obama was in Aaron Burr lived another thirty-two years after the duel, dying at the age of eighty. Adams and Jefferson outlived Hamilton by twenty-two years, with Adams surviving to ninety-one and Jefferson to eighty-three. Madison died in at the age of eighty-five. As Ron Chernow has observed, Hamilton's premature demise gave his political opponents a chance to shape, and to distort, his reputation and legacy.

Hamilton's life story is as improbable and seductive as his financial work — assumption of the debt, sinking funds, protectionism, taxation, a national bank — is dry and daunting. Hamilton was a Romantic avant la lettre. He fought with both the pen and the sword. He led a dramatic life before Byron supplied the model for literary characters like Pushkin's Eugene Onegin and Lermontov's Pechorin Pushkin and Lermontov were killed in duels. Born on a Caribbean island far from any center of power, Hamilton fought on the battlefields of a revolution, rose to the peak of national power and international fame, was ensnared in the first sex scandal in American politics, fell from power because of a tragic flaw in his temperament an excess of candor, his friends said , and died a violent, premature death.

He made lifelong, devoted friends and bitter, ruthless enemies. His story is the stuff of tragedy. The suitability of Hamilton's life story for the screen was obvious to early Hollywood. Three silent films were made about him. The first such film, concerning his notorious extramarital affair, was entitled The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds and starred Carlyle Blackwell aged thirty-four — about right as Hamilton. The Library of Congress lists the film as lost. Unless it is in a private collection, it too is lost.

In and two films were made with the title Alexander Hamilton , one starring Allen Connor and the other George Arliss. Hamilton has also appeared on television, particularly since , when the duel was reenacted at Weehawken, Ron Chernow's biography appeared to critical acclaim, and the New-York Historical Society staged its exhibition Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America. Here he was presented as negatively as Adams could have wished, but with neither the substance nor the fireworks of the two men's disagreements.

A new PBS special on Hamilton will air in the spring of Hamilton's admirers like him for many reasons, major and minor, and most of these reasons are unknown to his detractors. He was equally bold in expressing his ideas and beliefs and seemed to take pleasure in opposing dominant discourses, beginning his political life as a revolutionary pamphleteer and orator. One night he saved his college president from a mob intent on tarring and feathering the Tory. He was fluent in French, having learned it in childhood, and he sometimes acted as Washington's translator during the war.

Footnote 6 Hamilton's financial acumen might suggest that he was only interested in economics, but he was as broad-minded, intellectually curious, and well read as other prominent Founders. He loved music and literature. His first publications were poems, and he wrote serious verse and satirical doggerel intermittently throughout his life. A wide range of emotions is apparent in Hamilton's personal correspondence, from playful wit to suicidal despair. Footnote 12 As Chernow and Atherton observed, Hamilton displayed some of the eccentricities of genius, talking to himself in public when he was preoccupied with a project and writing his portion of the Federalist Papers at breakneck speed.

He was so brilliant that listeners including John Marshall expressed their astonishment at his intellect, so charismatic that Congress would not allow him to make an important policy presentation in person, so youthful and handsome that other men seem either jealous of, or attracted to, him. Footnote 13 Off the political battlefield he was, his friends testify, cheerful, charming, and witty. It was impossible not to love as well as respect and admire him. Two long-standing rumors have severely damaged Hamilton's reputation. Despite refutations by Stephen Knott and Ron Chernow, both continue to circulate in the press and on the Internet.

In maligning Hamilton, Henry carried on a family tradition and struck a successful propaganda blow. The other damaging rumor is that Hamilton was a monarchist. Jefferson and his allies regularly denounced him as such. Gouverneur Morris — , the friend who delivered Hamilton's eulogy, recorded that belief in his diary. The General has been charged by his Enemies with being friendly to the de of introducing a Monarchy into the United States.

This charge is wholly without foundation. On this subject Mr. Troup, from his long and close intimacy with the General, is confident he knew his very soul. Footnote Why would Hamilton, the illegitimate second son of the penniless fourth son of a member of the Scottish nobility, support a system that depends upon legitimacy and primogeniture? No matter how hard he tried to hack away at these myths, they continued to sprout deadly new shoots. Hamilton's contemporaries admired his manners and his appearance.

His might be considered, as to figure and color, an uncommonly handsome face. Historians and novelists have echoed such descriptions. Burr had the dark and severe coloring of his Edwards ancestry, with black hair receding from the forehead and dark brown, almost black, eyes … Hamilton had a light peaches and cream complexion with violet-blue eyes and auburn-red hair, all of which came together to suggest an animated beam of light to Burr's somewhat stationary shadow.

Whereas Burr's overall demeanor seemed subdued, as if the compressed energies of New England Puritanism were coiled up inside him, waiting for the opportunity to explode, Hamilton conveyed kinetic energy incessantly expressing itself in bursts of conspicuous brilliance. In a History Channel special, Gore Vidal also remarked upon the contrast in the two men's coloring, comparing them to checkers on a game board.

They [the crowd] stared at Hamilton in amazement, for his slender little figure and curling fair hair, tied loosely with a ribbon, made him look a mere boy, while his proud, high-bred face, the fine green broadcloth of his fashionably cut garments … gave him far more the appearance of a court favorite than a champion of liberty.

Some smiled, others grunted, but all remained to listen, for the attempt was novel, and he was beautiful to look upon. Even after his marriage and before the Mrs. Reynolds scandal, he was the subject of rumor and innuendo.

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