Michael E. Newton is the co-author of “Opening a Door to Their Emancipation: Alexander Hamilton and Slavery,” an “essay to address recent allegations against Alexander Hamilton and his history with slavery.” He is also the author of “Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years” and “Discovering Hamilton: New Discoveries in the Lives of Alexander Hamilton, His Family, Friends, and Colleagues.”
Rather than being an ‘enslaver, Hamilton opposed slavery, advocated for manumission, and supported enslaved and freed blacks to the extent that his limited means allowed.
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