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Nov 15
101 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
7:30 pm  - 8:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Museum of the American Revolution and The Yale Club of Philadelphia

Yale Club of Philadelphia Members can register here. 

Dr. Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will discuss her lifelong hunt to understand Alexander Hamilton and his world, a quest that has taken her to the Caribbean and Scotland, compelled her to fire a black powder dueling pistol, and connected her with the Broadway musical Hamilton, which was influenced by her work and writings.

Tickets include access to Museum galleries from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


About Joanne Freeman

Joanne B. Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, specializes in early American politics and political culture, and is a leading expert on Alexander Hamilton and his world.  The author of the award-winning Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic and editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings and The Essential Hamilton: Letters and Writings, she's particularly well known for her expertise in dirty nasty politics, an interest that has made her work remarkably relevant in recent years.

A co-host of the history podcast BackStory, Freeman has offered commentary for a wide range of media outlets, appearing most recently in PBS's Great Performances documentary, Hamilton's America.  Her Yale University online course, The American Revolution, has been viewed in homes and classrooms around the world.

Freeman's Hamilton studies have taken her to Nevis and St. Croix -- the islands of Hamilton's youth, as well as to a police firing range where she had the chance to shoot a black powder dueling pistol.  She was the lead consultant in the National Park Service's renovation and reinterpretation of Hamilton's home, The Grange.  Her extensive knowledge of dueling and Hamilton influenced the creation of the Broadway musical Hamilton. 

Freeman's future projects include The Field of Blood: Congressional Violence and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), a study of physical violence in the U.S. Congress, and Hunting for Hamilton (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, forthcoming), an introduction to the fun and challenges of getting to know Hamilton.


The Yale Club of Philadelphia is a non-profit alumni organization that celebrates and supports Yale alumni in the Philadelphia area.  Yale Club of Philadelphia members can register here


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