Hamilton and Washington
The Carl Menges Series in American History
Akhil Reed Amar, John Steele Gordon, Carol Berkin (moderator)
Tue, February 28th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, America’s most storied Founding Fathers, shared a complex and, at times, contentious personal relationship. Three early American historians reveal the complicated story of these iconic statesmen who, though never true friends, worked together tirelessly to establish the Nation.

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era. John Steele Gordon is the author of numerous books on American history, including Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt. Carol Berkin (moderator) is presidential professor of history emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Program Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Brookhiser is no longer available to participate in this program.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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