How Alexander Hamilton Made America Great Again
Tuesday, February 28th
The Newberry Library
(60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL)
Max Edling will explore how Hamilton’s fiscal and financial reforms laid the foundation for American power. It is a story of how as Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton took a bankrupt, weak, dysfunctional federal union and turned it into a powerful nation that could hold its own against European empires and continental rivals.
An expert on the American founding and early United States, Dr. Edling is Reader in Early American History at King’s College London. A native of Sweden, he has earned a PhD in history from Cambridge University and a PhD in political science from Stockholm University. He has also been visiting professor at Cornell University and Stanford University. Dr. Edling’s books include A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867, and A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State.
This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.