My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie DrayFrom the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.
A general’s daughter…
Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.
A founding father’s wife...
But the union they create—in their marriage and the new nation—is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all—including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.
The last surviving light of the Revolution…
When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’s legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she’s left with one last battle—to understand the flawed man she married and the imperfect union he could never have created without her…
HAMILTON (Friends opening credits)
Close friend of Hamilton, in 'Hamilton' Crossword Clue
Marquis de Lafayette the fastest rapping character in the musical Hamilton , and is portrayed by Daveed Diggs. Lafayette is a close friend of Alexander Hamilton. Marquis de Lafayette is first seen in the 2 minutes of the beginning of Act One, where he, along with John Laurens and Hercules Mulligan , question Aaron Burr's intentions , and ask him why he is stalling when the Revolution was around the corner. Lafayette is also first introduced to year-old Alexander Hamilton , a new immigrant from the Caribbean " Aaron Burr, Sir ". He and Hamilton soon become close friends and Revolutionary allies, along with Laurens and Mulligan, and they sing of effort they will put into rising up in the new country " My Shot ".
However, in October General Washington gave him command of a battalion at the Siege of Yorktown as Lafayette's French navy waited off the port of Yorktown to blockade Charles Cornwallis ' British army at the port, as he needed another man to help him in the attack. Hamilton led his force in a night attack with the codeword of "Rochambeau", and their forces drew the British away as the French arrived; Hercules Mulligan, who was inside the British ranks, smuggled information to the Americans and helped them in the battle. After a week of battle, the British surrendered, and tens of thousands of people rallied to the streets and sang drinking songs to celebrate the victory of America over the British. Hamilton and his friends parted, with Lafayette bidding Hamilton farewell; Laurens was in South Carolina at the time, and he would be killed in in a skirmish with the British at the Combahee River. Hamilton clashed with the other politicians at cabinet meetings, with his plan to assume state debt and establish a national bank leading to a large debate. Jefferson argued that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should be the priorities of the government, and he said that Virginia should not have to pay for New York debts; he argued that the South should not have to deal with problems in the North and should not be taxed to help northern problems. Jefferson said that Hamilton's plan was incomprehensible and that a tax on whiskey would lead to the people reacting as they did when the British taxed American tea.
He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U. As the first Secretary of the Treasury , Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of George Washington 's administration. He took the lead in the Federal government's funding of the states' debts, as well as establishing a national bank , a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, a national bank and support for manufacturing, and a strong military. Thomas Jefferson was his leading opponent, arguing for agrarianism and smaller government. Hamilton was born out of wedlock in Charlestown , Nevis.
By Richard Brookhiser. Hamilton and Morris met as young firebrands during the American Revolution: Hamilton was an officer, Morris a congressman. Socially they were an odd couple: Hamilton was an illegitimate immigrant from the West Indies, Morris the son of a wealthy Bronx family Morrisania is named after their estate. Yet personally and politically they were soul-mates. Both were smart, and tart; they knew their business and did not suffer fools.
John Laurens October 28, — August 27, was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War , best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U. In , Laurens gained approval from the Continental Congress for his plan to recruit a brigade of 3, slaves by promising them freedom in return for fighting. The plan was defeated by political opposition in South Carolina, and Laurens was killed in the Battle of the Combahee River in August By the s, Henry Laurens and his business partner George Austin had become wealthy as owners of one of the largest slave trading houses in North America. John was the eldest of the five children who survived infancy.