Involvement of founding father, often depicted as an abolitionist, was ‘essential to his identity’, researcher Jessie Serfilippi suggestsFar from being the “uncompromising abolitionist” of Ron Chernow’s hit biography and the Broadway musical it inspired, Alexander Hamilton not only owned enslaved people himself “but his involvement in the institution of slavery was essential to his identity, both personally and professionally”, new research claims. Related: Soldier, financial guru and hip-hop legend: who was the real Hamilton? Continue reading...
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