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Alexander Hamilton : the making of America

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  • 14 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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  • ISBN: 9781419725784
  • ISBN: 1419725785
  • Physical Description: print
    203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An 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 in the right direction -- The good ship Hamilton -- Secretary of the treasury -- Rivalry with Jefferson -- Rivalry with Burr -- Afterword -- Legacy.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
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1170 Lexile.
Subject: Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804 Juvenile literature
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804
Statesmen United States Biography Juvenile literature
Statesmen United States Biography
JUVENILE NONFICTION Biography & Autobiography Political
JUVENILE NONFICTION United States History Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
JUVENILE NONFICTION People & Places United States General
Politics and government
Statesmen
United States Politics and government 1783-1809 Juvenile literature
United States Politics and government 1783-1809
United States
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.
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