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In addition to hosting a diverse series of speakers throughout the year, the AHA Society works to make the information shared in these talks accessible to all. One way we do so is by publicizing videos of the presentations given during AHA Society programming; below is a collection of the videos which are currently available for viewing online. 

Some videos are from the AHA Society's YouTube channel or our partner channels, and others are available from TV channels such as C-SPAN3. To view all the videos on the AHA Society YouTube channel, click hereYou can also click here to view the compilation of only CSPAN3 recordings of AHA Society programs.

All talks are available to watch for free by clicking on the accompanying photo or link, or by pressing the play button if it is an embedded YouTube video. The videos are listed in chronological order, with the top video being the most recent. We will continue to add additional talks to this page, so check back regularly or sign up for our monthly publication to receive updates.

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Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made America Prosperous

On July 12, 2016, Richard Brookhiser gave the keynote talk for the AHA Society's annual summer program, CelebrateHAMILTON, inside Trinity Church in New York City. The talk, which was titled, "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made America Prosperous," was given on the 212th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's passing, directly following a remembrance ceremony at Alexander Hamilton's grave in the Trinity Churchyard. The AHA Society also presented Richard Brookhiser with the first Hamilton Legacy Award to honor Brookhiser's decades of work on educating about Alexander Hamilton. 

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2016. 

Learn more about Brookhiser's Hamilton Legacy Award.

Brookhiser CSPAN  

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Colleagues, Friends, and Frenemies: Hamilton and the New York Bar

 

Pooja Nair, California Chapter President of the AHA Society, speaks about the early members of the New York Bar, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and Brockholst Livingston, and the shifting allegiances and interesting connections they shared over the course of their prominent legal careers. This event was hosted in conjunction with the National Archives at New York City, which then allowed attendees to view the original Roll of Attorneys with the signatures of Hamilton, Burr, and others practicing law in the New York City area at the turn of the 19th century. 

The presentation was held inside the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, which stands on the site of Ft. George, where Alexander Hamilton was stationed in 1776 as a captain of the New York Artillery CompanyThis talk was filmed and published by the Lower Manhattan Historical Society. 

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2016.

 

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Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America 

Dr. Stephen Knott, author of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth, spoke on his latest book co-authored with Tony Williams, "Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America". This new book explores the twenty-two year partnership between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton and how vital this collaboration was to the founding of the United States. Dr. Knott also answered audience questions on the life of Alexander Hamilton. This talk was the keynote talk for the AHA Society's annual Happy Birthday Hamilton! program, held at Trinity Church in New York City.

Learn more about Happy Birthday Hamilton! 2016. 

 

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Coast Guard 225th Anniversary  

The AHA Society, US Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the National Park Service hosted a special commemoration on August 4, 2015 of the 225th anniversary of the founding of the US Coast Guard.The program was held at Federal Hall in New York City, the site where the Coast Guard was officially founded on August 4, 1790. The program included speeches, a NYC Mayorial Proclamation, and a reenactment with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton historical interpreters.

Learn more about the 225th USCG Anniversary. 

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Hamilton's Revolutionary War Service 

During CelebrateHAMILTON 2015, author Michael E. Newton discussed Alexander Hamilton's indispensable services during the Revolutionary War in a moderated discussion with AHA Society Vice-Chair, Dr. Thomas Oller. His new book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, explores Hamilton's time duing the Revolutionary War in-depth. This program was co-sponsored with the North Jersey American Revolution Round Table and hosted at the Washington Headquarters Museum, part of Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey.

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.

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Alexander Hamilton Before the Revolutionary War  

In a moderated discussion, author and scholar Michael E. Newton discusses his new book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, which explores Hamilton's youth in the West Indies and his service in the Revolutionary War. This event was filmed at the Museum of American Finance in New York City on July 10, 2015 as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.

CSPAN Michael E Newton 2015 Talk 

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A 'Bar Fight' that Changed America: Alexander Hamilton, the Trespass Act, and the Case of Rutgers v. Waddington

Pooja Nair, California Chapter President of the AHA Society, speaks on Alexander Hamilton's role in opposing the Trespass Acts and upholding the rule of law in New York City and the United States. As a newly-minted lawyer after the Revolutionary War, Hamilton stepped into a firestorm of controversy by defending a Tory merchant in his first high profile case. This case, Rutgers v. Waddington, took on the Trespass Act, which had been enacted at the end of the Revolution to strip Tories of their property. The results of the trial shaped the development of New York City and was foundational to the development of key principles of the American legal system. This talk was given at the Museum of American Finance during the AHA Society's annual Happy Birthday Hamilton! program.

Learn more about Happy Birthday Hamilton! 2015.

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Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Honor

Yale University Professor Joanne Freeman talks about how the 18th century concept of honor helped shape Alexander Hamilton throughout his life and how the culture of dueling fit into this system of honor. This event was hosted July 14, 2014, the 210th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's funeral, in Trinity Church in New York City as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2014.

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2014.

CSPAN Joanne Freeman 2014 Talk 

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Alexander Hamilton and the Founding of the US

Author and historian Thomas Fleming discusses Alexander Hamilton’s role in the founding of the United States. He argued that Hamilton was both a realist and a visionary in his approach to government and finance. This event was hosted on July 12, 2013 at Trinity Church in New York City as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2013.

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2013.

CSPAN Thomas Fleming 2013

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Alexander Hamilton and the US Constitution

Rutgers University Professor Andrew Shankman explores Alexander Hamilton’s role in the debate over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, with a focus on Hamilton’s work in his home state of New York. This event took place in Poughkeepsie, New York, and was part of the “Hamilton on the Hudson” weekend, which took place from July 26-28, 2013, honoring the 225th anniversary of the US Constitution's ratification.

Learn more about Hamilton on the Hudson 2013.

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Hamilton and Washington's Wartime Partnership

Alexander Hamilton scholar Michael Newton and Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Founder Rand Scholet present on George Washington and Alexander Hamilton’s wartime relationship. Hamilton joined the Continental Army in 1776 and was appointed Washington’s aide the following year. He would later serve as President Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury.This event was hosted in Newburgh, New York as part of the “Hamilton on the Hudson” weekend, which took place from July 26-28, 2013.

Learn more about Hamilton on the Hudson 2013.

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The Enduring Relevance of Alexander Hamilton

New York University’s Richard Sylla talks about Alexander Hamilton’s legacy, focusing on his ideas about economics and finance, and how they are relevant to the present day. Alexander Hamilton served as the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. This event was filmed at Trinity Church in New York City on January 11, 2013 as part of the annual Happy Birthday Hamilton! program.

Learn more about Happy Birthday Hamilton! 2013.

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Alexander Hamilton: America's Indispensable Founder

AHA Society President Rand Scholet gave a condensed talk on his two presentations, "Washington's Indispensable Partner" and "America's Indispensable Founder and Visionary." Together, these two topics comprise what Rand Scholet calls "The Essence of Alexander Hamilton's Greatness." This event was filmed at the Museum of American Finance as part of the AHA Society's 2012 CelebrateHAMILTON program.

Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2012.

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