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Andrew Porwancher: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton (Virtual on Zoom)
July 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program Fee: Free
In partnership with the Contra Costa JCC
First debunking a string of myths about Hamilton’s origins, Prof. Andrew Porwancher arrives at a startling conclusion: Hamilton was, in all likelihood, born and raised Jewish. While he did not identify as a Jew in his American adulthood, Hamilton emerged as an important advocate for Jewry in the United States. This story offers a fresh insight into a young republic, torn between New World promises and Old World prejudices.
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