Virtual Book Talk: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton with Author Andrew Porwancher

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Virtual Book Talk: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton with Author Andrew Porwancher

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The untold story of the founding father’s likely Jewish birth and upbringing―and its revolutionary consequences for understanding him and the nation he fought to create.

In The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. For more than two centuries, his youth in the Caribbean has remained shrouded in mystery. Hamilton himself wanted it that way, and most biographers have simply assumed he had a Christian boyhood. With a detective’s persistence and a historian’s rigor, Porwancher upends that assumption and revolutionizes our understanding of an American icon. Join author Andrew Porwancher for an exploration of how this fascinating book challenges us to rethink the life and legend of America’s most enigmatic founder.

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Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/events/jewish-world-hamilton/

Organizer

Cassie Sacotte Sacotte
Email:
cassies@milwaukeejewish.org
Website:
https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/events/opening-preview-scrap/

Venue

Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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