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Web Biographies

Substantial biographies | Pocket biographies

Substantial biographies

The Rise and Fall of Alexander Hamilton by Ian Finseth. An excellent biography of about 6,500 words (20 pages), to which is appended a slightly shorter essay on his "image through time" (also excellent). Contains a few hyperlinked documents.

A Biography of Alexander Hamilton by Lisa Marie DeCarolis, for From Revolution to Reconstruction, a project at the University of Groningen, Holland.

Pocket biographies

Wikipedia: Excellent short biography. Wikipedia is an "open source" encyclopedia. Anyone can edit it, anytime. Surprisingly, it works. The real strength here is the hyperlinking.

A fine short biography by Ralph Ketcham for the American Revolution Homepage, a residence of information on many topics. A number of pocket biographies are collected on the Founding Fathers page.

New York Founding Fathers with a long bio on Hamilton. Also includes John Lansing and Robert Yates.

National Archives biography from the excellent James Madison: His Legacy, a very comprehensive site from James Madison University.

"Historic Valley Forge: Who Served Here?" brief biography of Hamilton.

Pocket biography of Aaron Burr, from The American Experience: The Duel, official site.

Web Archive: Outline biography of Burr from Steven Schoenherr's American Civilization class at the University of San Diego. Includes high-resolution Burr painting.

Biography from "Left-Justified" (who have an edition of the Federalist Papers). To call Hamilton the most ardent "nationalist" of his day is a little off--anyway it needs explanation. Somebody might think he was an American Firster.

1856 Pocket biography from James V. Marshall's The United States Manual of Biography and History

Web Archive: New York Delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Pocket biographies of Hamilton, John Lansing, Jr. and Robert Yates from the National Archives and Records Administration. A complete list of the participants is also available.

The World Turned Upside Down (Revolution Book and Page) pocket bio.

LibraryThing: Catalog your books online.

If you enjoy this site you may like these other sites by me:

Andrew Jackson on the Web. Everything about "Old Hickory," President Andrew Jackson. new

Duels and Dueling on the Web. Comprehensive guide to sword and pistol dueling in Europe and the Americas.

D-Day on the Web. Everything about the Normandy landings.