Alexander Hamilton: His Early Financial Thinking by Peter Wolfe


Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, was primarily responsible for the establishment of a financial system which led to the growth and stability of the American economy. This book, based in large part on Hamilton’s writings, follows the development of his financial thinking and describes how he fought for the implementation of that system before he became Secretary of the Treasury.

Peter Wolfe is a retired attorney, a graduate of Columbia University, with a major in American History. For the past eight years he has taught history courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute sponsored by American University, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Wolfe has had a life-long interest in Alexander Hamilton and his article about Angelica Schuyler Church, Hamilton’s sister-in-law, appears on

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