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The Federalist: “The New York Times Claims Alexander Hamilton Owned Slaves, So You Know The Opposite Is True”

The Federalist today published a piece by me about Alexander Hamilton and slavery, summarizing our 26-page “Opening a Door to Their Emancipation”: Alexander Hamilton and Slavery into just 1,800 words.

The New York Times has done it again. On the heels of its infamous 1619 Project, a “culture reporter” at the so-called newspaper of record writes that Alexander Hamilton “bought, sold and personally owned slaves” and was an “enslaver.”

Historians and biographers have debated the status of Hamilton as a slaveowner for decades, but a new essay. . . .

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