If Eliza is such a strong woman, Mazzeo posits, why would she show such spectacular naivete and denial in defending Alexander's until her dying day? As Mazzeo writes, "What if the piece of history that doesn't fit the puzzle of this life story is not Eliza but the publicly accepted story of Alexander's affair with Maria Reynolds?"
In "History Has Its Eyes on You," General George Washington gives a “when I was your age” lesson to Alexander Hamilton, warning about the dangers of youthful overconfidence. But what’s he referring to, exactly?
Lace up your dancing shoes, because for today's Hamilton site visit, we're going across the river to New Jersey. Not to the dueling grounds, but to the site of a much happier occasion: Morristown, where the Continental Army spent the winter of 1779-80.
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