- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The Early Republic
Ron Chernow presents the full sweep of Alexander Hamilton’s dramatic life and achievements and makes the case that Alexander Hamilton was the most influential American who never attained the presidency.
Joseph J. Ellis examines George Washington’s career as a general and the challenges he faced as the nation’s first president based on his thorough reading of Washington’s collected papers.
Roger Kennedy, former director of the National Park Service, discusses the “fatal twins,” Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.
Duke University historian Laurent Dubois discusses slavery, culture, and ideology in the French colony of Saint-Domingue.