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Alexander Hamilton was born January 11, 1757 (or 1755), to James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant, and Rachel Fawcett, in Charlestown, Nevis in the British West Indies. James later abandoned Rachel and when Rachel later contracted yellow fever and died in 1768, Hamilton and his older brother James Jr. were orphaned. Without his mother, Hamilton became a clerk at the local import-export firms… (more)
In July 2008 Lin-Manuel Miranda took Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton on vacation (what a beach read!), and while reading, Miranda decided that the Founding Father's life story would make an excellent Broadway musical. After debuting the first song from the show at the White House and a sold-out run at the Public Theater in New York, Hamilton opened on Broadway on August 6, 2016. In the… (more)
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STPLReferenceMandeville Jun 19, 2018
"No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage gets made. We just assume that it happens but no one else is in the room where it happens."
- Aaron Burr, "The Room Where It Happens"