Much of the information in this blog (and in all previous Hamilton bios) has been updated, expanded, or even corrected in Michael E. Newton's new book Discovering Hamilton. Please check that book before using or repeating any information you read here on this blog (or that you read in previous Hamilton biographies).
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. . . .
2 thoughts on “The Federalist: “The New York Times Claims Alexander Hamilton Owned Slaves, So You Know The Opposite Is True””
Thank you Michael. When it comes to Mr. Hamilton, I trust you, an expert on this most astute and excellent of gentlemen in the company of other astute gentlemen, our Founding Fathers. None were perfect but all need to be acknowledged for their greatness. Since I do not trust nor ever read the NYT I missed the article but am glad you quickly published your thorough and fact based rebuttal. As always, kudos to your hard work. You have become my trusted resident scholar on Mr. Hamilton a favorite of mine pre-play.
You’ve done it again, Mr. Newton! Great job of pointing out misguided fools with an agenda!
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