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Historian claims founding father Alexander Hamilton had Jewish upbringing

 

August 27, 2021

Alexander Hamilton

(JNS) - A historian is claiming that Alexander Hamilton, the country's first treasury secretary who was instrumental in the ratification of the Constitution and whose popularity has risen in recent years due to the musical "Hamilton," had Jewish ties as a child in the Caribbean.

"The balance of evidence suggests that Hamilton in all likelihood had a Jewish identity in his youth in the Caribbean," said Andrew Porwancher, a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and author of the book The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton, reported Bloomberg News.

Porwancher went on to explain...



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