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    Alexander Hamilton's Views on National Debt

    Professor Robert Wright talked about Alexander Hamilton’s views on national debt and imagined how the Founding Father would address U.S. debt in the 21st century.

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    Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin

    Author Gregory May talked about Albert Gallatin, who served as the nation’s fourth Treasury Secretary from 1801-1814. He explored Mr. Gallatin’s early political career, his overhaul of Alexander…

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    Alexander Hamilton and Fiscal Responsibility

    Alexander Hamilton biographer and chair of the Museum of American Finance Richard Sylla discussed Hamilton’s views on the National debt and fiscal responsibility, and compared those views…

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    Eliza Jumel and Aaron Burr

    Margaret Oppenheimer talked about her book, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. Born into poverty, Eliza Jumel became one of the richest…

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    Alexander Hamilton Before the American Revolution

    Michael E. Newton talked about his book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, about the early life of the Founding Father from the West Indies. Mr. Newton talked about his research process…

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    The Whiskey Rebellion

    William Hogeland talked about his book The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America’s Newfound Sovereignty, published by…

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    Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal

    Mr. Bernstein talked about his book Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, published by W. W. Norton and Company. He outlined the social, political, and…

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