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The Resource Alexander Hamilton : the making of America, Teri Kanefield

Alexander Hamilton : the making of America, Teri Kanefield

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Alexander Hamilton : the making of America
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Title remainder
the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Teri Kanefield
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton's vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America's first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include: <U>Law and Legal Concepts</U> Due process Bill of Rights Freedom of Speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation) <U>Government</U> Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic <U>Financial Concepts</U> Capitalism Credit Inflation Interest Mercantilism Securities: Stocks and Bonds Tariffs Taxes <U>Miscellaneous</U> Demagogues Dueling Pastoralism"--
  • "The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. A poor immigrant, Hamilton believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for newcomers. His vision put him at odds with Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and others; they envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states controlled their own destiny, and the federal government remained small and weak. Hamilton died in a duel, defending his ideas and his honor. Because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America"--
Summary
Chronicles the life of the Founding Father, from his impoverished childhood in the West Indies and journey to New York City to his role in developing the Constitution and untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr
Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10558892
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Kanefield, Teri
Dewey number
  • 973.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the making of America
Label
Alexander Hamilton : the making of America, Teri Kanefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The orphan and a dreamer -- An immigrant -- A soldier -- Victory in love and war -- Striving for magnificence -- Capitalism: a new vision for America -- Due process of law -- Steps inthe right direction -- The good ship Hamilton -- Secretary of the treasury -- Rivalry with Jefferson -- Rivalry with Burr
Control code
ocn960237984
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781419725784
Lccn
2016046103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960237984
Label
Alexander Hamilton : the making of America, Teri Kanefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The orphan and a dreamer -- An immigrant -- A soldier -- Victory in love and war -- Striving for magnificence -- Capitalism: a new vision for America -- Due process of law -- Steps inthe right direction -- The good ship Hamilton -- Secretary of the treasury -- Rivalry with Jefferson -- Rivalry with Burr
Control code
ocn960237984
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781419725784
Lccn
2016046103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960237984

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