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Collection Alexander Hamilton Papers

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Published Editions of Alexander Hamilton's Papers

  • Goebel, Julius, Jr., ed. The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964-1981.
  • Hamilton, John C., ed. The Works of Alexander Hamilton; Comprising His Correspondence, and His Political and Official Writings, Exclusive of the Federalist, Civil and Military. New‑York, J. F. Trow, printer, 1850‑1851. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot. The Works of Alexander Hamilton. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885-1886. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Syrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-1987. This is the latest comprehensive edition of Hamilton's papers. Available online through Founders Online and The American Founding Era Collection External.
    (The latter is a subscription database available at the Library of Congress).

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Selected List of Biographies and Studies

  • Ambrose, Douglas, and Robert W.T. Martin, eds. The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  • Ames, Fisher. A Sketch of the Character of Alexander Hamilton. Boston: Repertory Office, 1804. Available online at HathiTrust External.
  • Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American. New York: Free Press, 1999.
  • Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
  • Coenen, Dan T. The Story of the Federalist: How Hamilton and Madison Reconceived America. New York: Twelve Tables Press, 2007.
  • Cooke, Jacob Ernest. Alexander Hamilton: A Profile. New York: Hill and Wang, 1967.
  • Cooke, Jacob Ernest. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Scribner's, 1982.
  • Ellis, Joseph. The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789. New York: Knopf, 2015.
  • Emery, Noemie. Alexander Hamilton: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Putnam, 1982.
  • Ferling, John. Jefferson and Hamilton, The Rivalry that Forged A Nation. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
  • Fleming, Thomas. Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
  • Flexner, James. The Young Hamilton: A Biography. Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
  • Hamilton, Alexander McLane. The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton, Based Chiefly Upon Original Family Letters, Many of Which Have Never Been Published. London: Duckworth and Co., 1910.  Available online at HathiTrust External.
  • Hamilton, John C. Life of Alexander Hamilton by his Son, John C. Hamilton. 7 Vols. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879.
  • Kennedy, Roger G. Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Knott, Stephen F. Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot. Alexander Hamilton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1882.
  • McDonald, Forrest. Alexander Hamilton: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1979.
  • McGraw, Thomas K. The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012.
  • Miller, John C. Alexander Hamilton: Portrait in Paradox. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959.
  • Miranda, Lin-Manuel, and Jeremy McCarter. Hamilton, The Revolution; Being the Complete Libretto of the Broadway Musical. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
  • Mitchell, Broadus. Alexander Hamilton: The National Adventure, 1788-1804. New York: Macmillan, 1962.
  • Mitchell, Broadus. Alexander Hamilton: Youth to Maturity, 1755-1788. New York: Macmillan, 1957.
  • Morris, Richard B., ed. Alexander Hamilton and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Dial Press, 1957.
  • Raffel, Marta Cotterell. The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2003.
  • Rogow, Arnold A. A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.
  • Sedgwick, John. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation. New York: Berkley Books, 2015.
  • Schachner, Nathan. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1946.

Books for Young Readers

  • Collier, James Lincoln. The Alexander Hamilton You Never Knew. New York: Children's Press, 2003.
  • DeCarolis, Lisa. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist and Founding Father. New York: PowerPlus Books, 2003.
  • Fradin, Dennis B. Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words. New York: Walker and Co., 2008.
  • Fritz, Jean. Alexander Hamilton, the Outsider. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011.
  • Keller, Mollie. Alexander Hamilton. New York: F. Watts, 1986.
  • Rosenburg, John M. Alexander Hamilton, America's Bold Lion. Brookfield, CT: Twenty-First Century Books, 2000.

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