Alexander Hamilton and Slavery

While Alexander Hamilton does not neatly fit into twenty-first-century conceptions of what a proper abolitionist should appear and act like, the reality is when one takes time to comprehend the person, the character, the psychology of Alexander Hamilton, and then contextualize his actions within his time and place against his peers, it is rather striking how strenuously opposed to slavery he becomes.

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