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  How Alexander Hamilton Shaped America, Part One
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How Alexander Hamilton Shaped America, Part Two
Aired 8/11/2005

Alexander Hamilton rose from poverty to become one of the most powerful men of the American revolutionary era. Some say he laid the foundation for todayís global economy. But as biographer Ron Chernow points out, Hamiltonís brilliance was often marred by controversy and scandal. What spurred Hamiltonís driving ambition? Why was he hated by so many of his contemporaries? What is his legacy?
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  Ron Chernow
    Author of Death of the Banker, The House of Morgan and, now, Alexander Hamilton

Originally Aired: 7/22/2004

   
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