Hamilton's Albany online

WMHT's short documentary about the connections between Alexander Hamilton and Albany -- the aptly-titled Hamilton's Albany -- is now available for viewing online. That's the embedded version above.

Blurbage:

Join host Ryan Fitzpatrick as he explores Hamilton's Albany life, from marrying into the wealthy Schuyler family, to the feud that fueled the duel with Aaron Burr. Marrying into the Schuyler family raised the social and political status of the ambitious Hamilton, who was born out-of-wedlock on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1757. He went on to become the senior aide to General George Washington, was a member of the Continental Congress, an author of the Federalist Papers, a champion of the Constitution and the first Secretary of the Treasury.
This historical documentary is a look at the society and issues that informed some of his most important decisions. Shot on location at the Schuyler Mansion, home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and his family; The First Church, where Reverend Eliphalet Nott delivered a rousing eulogy that helped turn the tide of public opinion against dueling; and other sites around Albany, NY.

It's a quick watch, just 26 minutes.

Earlier on AOA:
+ "You maintain your empire in spite of all my efforts..."
+ A timeline of Theodosia Burr Alston

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Ryan Fitzpatrick rocks the house in this documentary. The whole program is well done.

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