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The Revolutionary Bookshelf, Part Two: Aaron Burr, Sir

The Revolutionary Bookshelf, Part Two: Aaron Burr, Sir
Unlike the copious writings, correspondence, and essays left by first-gen founders like Adams and Jefferson and contemporaries like Hamilton, presenting a complete picture of Burr through a biography is difficult given the lack of primary source material. Most of his papers were lost at sea, presumably drowned along with dear Theodosia (NO REALLY!) when she was (also presumably) captured by pirates somewhere off the South Carolina coast on her way to visit her father in New York.

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What's Next? Lin-fluences, Lin-Jokes, and Other Hamilton Extracurriculars

What's Next? Lin-fluences, Lin-Jokes, and Other Hamilton Extracurriculars
If you want a quick crash course on some of the components of Lin's past oeuvre, his influences, and the general shorthand that longtime fans converse in, I'm here to give you a little taste. Get ready to watch a bunch of videos—and again, I feel like I must UNDERLINE REITERATE that this is in no way a complete encyclopedic list of all the references floating around. It's just a roundup of some of my favorites.

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The Revolutionary Bookshelf, Part One: A Hamilton Reading List

The Revolutionary Bookshelf, Part One: A Hamilton Reading List
While I could give you a library's worth of recommendations all at once, let's parcel them out a few at a time so no one gets overwhelmed. I'm assuming you've read the Ron Chernow Hamilton biography as well as the Hamiltome already, so here's the first installment beyond those: books that offer both a broader overview and a more in-depth discussion of the events that took place in Hamilton—basically a big old pile of CONTEXT for your nightstand reading pile.

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