Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era, July 30–August 5, 2017
New York University
Richard Brookhiser, Senior Editor, National Review
Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era will look at the American Revolution and its aftermath, from the first stirrings in the late 1760s, through the establishment of the new Constitution and the first two-party system in the 1790s. We will begin with an overview of the entire period, then examine it in detail through the lives of four major actors, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. Their careers and their perspectives will illuminate war and executive power, journalism and economic reform, constitutionalism and political parties, and the ideals of rights and self-government. We will end with a brief look at what Abraham Lincoln took from this period and these men.
Travel & Accommodations
There are several options for traveling to and from New York City. New York University (NYU) is located at Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. For travel directions and a campus map, visit the New York University website. As parking is not available on campus, participants who drive will need to park in public parking lots.
Workshop participants will stay in on-campus residence halls in private rooms, but will share bathrooms and common space. Participants should plan to bring laptops, as computer access on campus will be limited.
The university provides basic bedding and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, shower shoes, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. There are a few communal kitchenettes located in the building, but not within each suite; however, participants should bring their own utensils. Housekeeping services are provided throughout the week.
Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information, click here.
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