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Alexander Hamilton & the Idea of Honor

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

New York, NY
Sunday, August 10, 2014

History & American Studies professor Joanne Freeman discusses how the 18th century concept of honor helped shape Alexander Hamilton throughout his life. Professor Freeman describes Hamilton’s desire to be considered an honorable man from a young age and how this quest to maintain his honor influenced many aspects of his life. Hamilton’s desire to maintain his honor was so strong it led to his duel with Aaron Burr that ultimately claimed his life. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society hosted this event.

Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:30am (ET)

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