The Resource Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth, Stephen F. Knott

Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth, Stephen F. Knott

Label
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth
Title
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth
Statement of responsibility
Stephen F. Knott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth explores the shifting reputation of our most controversial founding father. Since the day Aaron Burr fired his fatal shot, Americans have tried to come to grips with Alexander Hamilton's legacy. Stephen Knott surveys the Hamilton image in the minds of American statesmen, scholars, literary figures, and the media, explaining why Americans are content to live in a Hamiltonian nation but reluctant to embrace the man himself."
  • "Knott observes that Thomas Jefferson and his followers, and, later, Andrew Jackson and his adherents, tended to view Hamilton and his principles as "un-American." While his policies generated mistrust in the South and the West, where he is still seen as the founding plutocrat, Hamilton was revered in New England and parts of the mid-Atlantic states. Hamilton's image as a champion of American nationalism caused his reputation to soar during the Civil War, at least in the North. However, in the wake of Gilded Age excesses, progressive and populist political leaders branded Hamilton as the patron saint of Wall Street, and his reputation began to disintegrate."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knott, Stephen F
Dewey number
973.4/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
LC item number
K66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Statesmen
Label
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth, Stephen F. Knott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And night returning brings me no relief": Hamilton and the founding generation -- Hamilton and the Jacksonian era: the monster bank and the coming of war -- Hamilton rises again: Civil War and his vindication -- Hamilton's Gilded Age: his renaissance -- The twilight of Hamiltonianism: 1901-1928 -- Slouching toward oblivion: Hamilton as the New Deal's great beast -- Hail Columbia! Hamilton and cold war America -- At century's end: a Hamilton restoration on the horizon? -- Getting right with Hamilton: "the public good must be paramount."
Control code
ocm47767164
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780700611577
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47767164
Label
Alexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth, Stephen F. Knott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And night returning brings me no relief": Hamilton and the founding generation -- Hamilton and the Jacksonian era: the monster bank and the coming of war -- Hamilton rises again: Civil War and his vindication -- Hamilton's Gilded Age: his renaissance -- The twilight of Hamiltonianism: 1901-1928 -- Slouching toward oblivion: Hamilton as the New Deal's great beast -- Hail Columbia! Hamilton and cold war America -- At century's end: a Hamilton restoration on the horizon? -- Getting right with Hamilton: "the public good must be paramount."
Control code
ocm47767164
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780700611577
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47767164

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