Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton

History Extra | 22 December 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ron Chernow about his book Alexander Hamilton. Discusses the extraordinary life of the American Founding Father and the hip-hop musical that was inspired by the book.

2 thoughts on “Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton

  1. It would be interesting to know exactly why Hamilton supported the Revolution. To modern Americans it seems obvious that their Founding Fathers were in the right, but it was not so clear at the time. New York City was a Loyalist stronghold.

    1. From my distance, it looks like the alternate reality of Canada-like governance would have been a better outcome.

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