Alexander Hamilton Resources on the Gilder Lehrman Website

Explore the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s videos, essays, featured primary sources, and teaching resources related to Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era.

History Now

Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination: History Now 44 (Winter 2016)

Online Exhibitions

Videos

Essays

Richard Brookhiser, "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made America Prosperous"

Joanne B. Freeman, "The Presidential Election of 1800: A Story of Crisis, Controversy, and Change"

Joanne Freeman, "Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel"

James Kirby Martin, "No Way Out: Lord Cornwallis, the Siege of Yorktown, and America’s Victory in the War for Independence"

Bryan Phillips Murphy, "Alexander Hamilton on the $10 Bill: How He Got There and Why It Matters"

Richard Sylla, "The US Banking System: Origin, Development, and Regulation"

Elizabeth L. Wollman, "'The Authentic Voice of Today': Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton"

For more scholarly content on Hamilton, visit History Now 44: Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination.

Featured Primary Sources

Teaching Resources

All the teaching resources in Creating a New Government sub-era

The Battle over the Bank: Hamilton v. Jefferson

Founding Fathers: Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison

Documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

Search the Gilder Lehrman Collection for documents written by Alexander Hamilton.