Was Alexander Hamilton really an “enslaver”? Version 3.0.

© Posted on December 21, 2020, by Michael E. Newton.

Version 3.0 of our essay “Opening a Door to Their Emancipation”: Alexander Hamilton and Slavery is now available. Some noteworthy additions and improvements include:

  • John B. Church’s purchase of an enslaved woman in 1783 has been greatly improved.
  • New section on Alexander Hamilton as president of the New York Manumission Society.
  • New research regarding the 1790 U.S. Census and Alexander Hamilton.
  • New section about the “the black man of” Alexander Hamilton, who died in the yellow-fever epidemic of 1798.

Click to access Opening-a-Door-to-Their-Emancipation-Alexander-Hamilton-and-Slavery-3.0.pdf

The original essay (version 1.0) is still available here.

Version 2.0 is available here.