AHA Society Programs on C-SPAN3
C-SPAN3 American History TV was created in 2011 "to maximize access to historical lectures, oral histories, video features and special series." To date, eight AHA Society programs have been filmed and aired by C-SPAN3.
See the list of AHA Society-sponsored programs broadcast on C-SPAN3 below, starting with the most recent. All events are available online for free to watch by clicking on the accompanying photo or link.
Alexander Hamilton's Legacy
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.
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.
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 the CelebrateHAMILTON 2015 festival.
Learn more about CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Hamilton and Washington's Wartime Partnership
Alexander Hamilton scholar Michael Newton and Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Founder Rand Scholet (at minute 20) 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.
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.