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Location/Available   St. Cloud State University MC Main Collection - Basement Call #: E302.6.H2 K66 2002 Library Info
Author   LinkKnott, Stephen F.
Title   LinkAlexander Hamilton and the persistence of myth / Stephen F. Knott.
Publisher   Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2002.
Physical Details   x, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Series   ( American political thought)
Bibliography   Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-321) and index.
Contents Note   "And night returning brings me no relief": Hamilton and the founding generation -- Hamilton and the Jacksonian era: the monster bank and the coming of war -- Hamilton rises again: Civil War and his vindication -- Hamilton’s Gilded Age: his renaissance -- The twilight of Hamiltonianism: 1901-1928 -- Slouching toward oblivion: Hamilton as the New Deal’s great beast -- Hail Columbia! Hamilton and cold war America -- At century’s end: a Hamilton restoration on the horizon? -- Getting right with Hamilton: "the public good must be paramount."
Summary   "Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth explores the shifting reputation of our most controversial founding father. Since the day Aaron Burr fired his fatal shot, Americans have tried to come to grips with Alexander Hamilton’s legacy. Stephen Knott surveys the Hamilton image in the minds of American statesmen, scholars, literary figures, and the media, explaining why Americans are content to live in a Hamiltonian nation but reluctant to embrace the man himself.".
  "Knott observes that Thomas Jefferson and his followers, and, later, Andrew Jackson and his adherents, tended to view Hamilton and his principles as "un-American." While his policies generated mistrust in the South and the West, where he is still seen as the founding plutocrat, Hamilton was revered in New England and parts of the mid-Atlantic states. Hamilton’s image as a champion of American nationalism caused his reputation to soar during the Civil War, at least in the North. However, in the wake of Gilded Age excesses, progressive and populist political leaders branded Hamilton as the patron saint of Wall Street, and his reputation began to disintegrate."--BOOK JACKET.
Electronic Version    Table of contents -- 
Subject   LinkHamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 -- Influence.
  LinkHamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 -- Public opinion.
Subject   LinkPublic opinion -- United States.
  LinkNational characteristics, American.
  LinkStatesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Subject   LinkUnited States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
Series   LinkAmerican political thought.
Browse Call Number   LinkE302.6.H2 K66 2002
ISBN   0700611576 (alk. paper)
  9780700611577 (alk. paper)
System Number   47767164
Record Id   001233149
Format   <Print Book>
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