Literature 42: Finding Eliza Hamilton’s Voice

Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton is currently one of the hottest Founding Fathers. But, there’s another lead character in the musical “Hamilton” who we don’t know as much about: Alexander’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. She famously burned most of her letters, but through lots of research, co-authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie learned she has quite the story of her own – afterall, she lived 97 years and knew 12 of the first 16 Presidents! Dray and Kamoie tell us more about this formidable founding mother – even letting us in on some stories that were left out of their book, “My Dear Hamilton.” Plus, they talk about working as co-authors who have very different writing styles.

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Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

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