Hamilton and His Contemporaries


My Dear Hamilton: a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton / Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

During the fight for independence, General’s daughter Elizabeth Schuyler, meets and marries Alexander Hamilton, but finds their union far from perfect as they deal with the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal.

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

A comprehensive biography of Eliza Hamilton, wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, chronicles her early years in New York, her married life with Alexander and his tragic death, and her later years as a generous philanthropist.

I, Eliza Hamilton / Susan Holloway Scott

In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza–a fascinating strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history.

The Hamilton Affair: a novel / Elizabeth Cobbs

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of iconic characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending—his at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson River, hers more than half a century later after a brave, successful life.

Alexander Hamilton / Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton was arguably the most important figure in American history who never attained the presidency, but he had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

Hamilton: the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America / by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country’s origins for a diverse new generation.

The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy / Jay Cost

Chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and the origins of the wealthy yet highly unequal United States of America. 

War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation / John Sedgwick

In the summer of 1804, two of America’s most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. That two such men would risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge is almost beyond comprehension. Yet we know that it happened. The question is why. In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr.

Duel with the Devil: the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America’s first sensational murder mystery / Paul Collins

Acclaimed historian Paul Collins’ remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued — a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done.

The Federalist Papers / Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

Three early American statesmen, intending to sway others to ratify the new Constitution, defend its political principles and ideologies.

The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the frontier rebels who challenged America’s newfound sovereignty / William Hogeland

A history of the 1790s insurrection that pitted America’s founding fathers against Appalachian settlers offers insight into the devastating impact of the whiskey tax on rural economies.

The First Congress: how James Madison, George Washington, and a group of extraordinary men invented the government / Fergus M. Bordewich

The First Congress was the most important in US history says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed—as many at the time feared it would—it’s possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today.

The Quartet: orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers shares historical insights into America’s post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights.

Jefferson and Hamilton: the rivalry that forged a nation / John Ferling

Brings to life the fierce struggle, both public and bitterly personal, between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton–two rivals whose opposing visions of what the United States should be continue to shape the country to this day.