In line with our 2017 On The Same Page topic, this Homecoming lecture will explore Alexander Hamilton himself. We will discuss a variety of contexts from the era of Hamilton’s lifetime that help to make sense of the arc of his career, then try to assess Hamilton’s relevance to other contemporary contexts.

Mark Peterson Professor and Chair, Department of HistoryMark Peterson is a historian specializing in colonial and revolutionary America. He is the author of The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England (1997) and The City-State of Boston, 1630–1865 (forthcoming 2018) as well as numerous articles. He is currently at work on a book called The Long Crisis of the Constitution that explores the challenges a constitution written for the 1780s poses for the contemporary United States.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:00
Alumni House