Alexander Hamilton: A Jewish Founding Father?
Whether you saw the Hamilton play in person, watched the Hamilton movie, read a biography about Hamilton, or did none of the above, we invite you to join us for a deep dive into a line of inquiry that none of the above explored -- whether Alexander Hamilton was born a Jew. We’ll be led on this Zoom journey by Andrew Porwancher, Associate Professor and core faculty member of Oklahoma University’s Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage.
In a book under contract with Princeton University Press, Porwancher posits that various factors starting from Hamilton’s early life in the Caribbean point to a Jewish background. Our discussion will focus on Hamilton the man, Hamilton's possible Jewish roots, and the influence of Hamilton's early upbringing on his later life and American political and financial institutions.
There will be time for Q and A.