The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton (English Edition) Kindle电子书
The untold story of the founding father’s likely Jewish birth and upbringing—and its revolutionary consequences for understanding him and the nation he fought to create
In The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. For more than two centuries, his youth in the Caribbean has remained shrouded in mystery. Hamilton himself wanted it that way, and most biographers have simply assumed he had a Christian boyhood. With a detective’s persistence and a historian’s rigor, Porwancher upends that assumption and revolutionizes our understanding of an American icon.
This radical reassessment of Hamilton’s religious upbringing gives us a fresh perspective on both his adult years and the country he helped forge. Although he didn’t identify as a Jew in America, Hamilton cultivated a relationship with the Jewish community that made him unique among the founders. As a lawyer, he advocated for Jewish citizens in court. As a financial visionary, he invigorated sectors of the economy that gave Jews their greatest opportunities. As an alumnus of Columbia, he made his alma mater more welcoming to Jewish people. And his efforts are all the more striking given the pernicious antisemitism of the era. In a new nation torn between democratic promises and discriminatory practices, Hamilton fought for a republic in which Jew and Gentile would stand as equals.
By setting Hamilton in the context of his Jewish world for the first time, this fascinating book challenges us to rethink the life and legend of America's most enigmatic founder.
- ASIN : B09252YQFT
- 出版社 : Princeton University Press (2021年8月17日)
- 出版日期 : 2021年8月17日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 28713 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 265页
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The book, amass in interesting detail of the main founders, includes Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe, John Jay, Franklin, etc.
The author clearly explains how the nation was vexed from its incipience with ideals of equality while mired in a hereditary hierarchy.
What is crucial is the relationship of Hamilton and the Jews. The author delves into Hamilton’s childhood exposing records that support his theory, that Hamilton was born into a Jewish family.
While all the founders believed in equality, they were patently tied to prejudices (Christian, Anti-Semitic prejudices) except Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, who practiced what they preached.
Porwancher offers wonderful and colorful depictions of the founders, the times, snippets of history through court cases, newspapers, journals, and, as well, personal correspondence.