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Biography

McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1979, 464 p.

Complete biography and critical reading by one of the foremost modern authorities on the era of the Constitution's framing.

Miller, John C. Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959,...

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Biography

McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1979, 464 p.

Complete biography and critical reading by one of the foremost modern authorities on the era of the Constitution's framing.

Miller, John C. Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959, 659 p.

Focuses on Hamilton's political life, especially his dedication to American national unity.

Mitchell, Broadus. Alexander Hamilton: Youth to Maturity, 1755-1788. New York: Macmillan, 1957, 675 p. and Alexander Hamilton: The National Adventure, 1788-1804. New York: Macmillan, 1961, 807 p.

Exhaustive two-volume study of Hamilton's life and work, with a bibliography.

Criticism

Aly, Bower. The Rhetoric of Alexander Hamilton. New York: Columbia University Press, 1941, 213 p.

A critical and bibliographic overview of Hamilton scholarship, followed by a systematic examination of Hamilton's methods of argument.

Christman, Margaret C. S. "The Spirit of Party": Hamilton & Jefferson at Odds. Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), 1992, 64 p.

Well-illustrated essay intended to present the views of Hamilton and Jefferson in tandem, "to suggest something of the nature of the political contest that raged in the final decade of the eighteenth century as these two powerful leaders and their followers contended for the leadership of the nation."

Cooke, Jacob E. Editor, Alexander Hamilton: A Profile. New York: Hill & Wang, 1967, 259 p.

Selected essays on Hamilton's life and career, with an introductory essay and a brief bibliography.

Flaumenhaft, Harvey. The Effective Republic: Administration and Constitution in the Thought of Alexander Hamilton. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1992, 314 p.

Draws on Hamilton's own words to explicate his thinking about the parts of government and their work. Flaumenhaft's aim is to examine what his subject said in his discussion of particular affairs, "to consider Hamilton's principles."

Frisch, Morton J. Alexander Hamilton and the Political Order. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991, 118 p.

Examines Hamilton's political thought and his contribution to constitutional government.

Lewis, Wyndham. "The Beauty and Polarity of Hamilton and Jefferson." In his America and Cosmic Man, pp. 119-30. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1949.

Acerbic discourse comparing Hamilton with Jefferson: "two men who thought very differently. Lewis holds that "The issue that separated them so profoundly was that fundamental one of the 'Haves' and 'Have-nots'."

Rossiter, Clinton. Alexander Hamilton and the Constitution. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964, 372 p.

Examines Hamilton's contributions to the Constitution and his political ideas, and assesses his place in history.

Additional coverage of Hamilton's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 37.

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