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"Alexander Hamilton" by Steven O'Brien
This paper discusses the life of Alexander Hamilton, based on the book, "Alexander Hamilton" by Steven O'Brien.
# 18939 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency)

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"The purpose of this paper is to discuss various details about the life of Alexander Hamilton, based on information provided by the book, "Alexander Hamilton", by Steven O'Brien.

Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies to James Hamilton and Rachel Lavien, who, because of an earlier divorce decree, had been forbidden to remarry. This made Alexander illegitimate, a fact he never forgot and which many think was the driving force in his later will to succeed.

James Hamilton tried to be successful at family life for several years, until 1766, when he left his wife and children on the island of St. Croix, never to return again. Apparently, as an adult Hamilton very seldom said anything about his parents, although he referred more often to his father than his mother. In later life the two of them resumed communications, but their ... "

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