Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Me and my book in 2019.

Join This Hamilton Book Talk Saturday

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 21, 2021—I am pleased to announce that I will be giving a talk on my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street this coming Saturday, Jan. 23, at 6 PM Central (7 PM Eastern) hosted by the College of Complexes. The event will be online and open to […]

by January 21, 2021 0 comments News Shorts
A portrait of Benjamin Franklin in 1762.

While Celebrating MLK, Remember Ben Franklin

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 17, 2021—While much of the nation celebrates Martin Luther King. Jr. on this weekend, my mind also goes to another American fighter for the common good, Founder Benjamin Franklin. (1706-1790) Today is the 315th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth. Franklin was the quintessential organizer of our […]

by January 17, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History
New Video Released: Hamilton Against Slavery

New Video Released: Hamilton Against Slavery

By Nancy Spannaus Jan.11, 2021—Today marks the release of an invaluable video documenting the record of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s opposition to slavery.  Under the title “The Evidence for Hamilton against Slavery,” independent researcher Marianne Als beautifully synthesizes text, imagery, and music to support her argument that not only is […]

by January 11, 2021 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
Black soldiers in the thousands joined the Revolution. What happened?

Why Did American Slavery Persist?

By Nancy Spannaus January 10, 2021—In a Zoom presentation to a discussion group on Sunday Jan. 3, I began to tackle the question of why, despite enormous activity in favor of abolition in the early period of our Republic, the institution of slavery persisted until the Civil War. My hour-long […]

by January 10, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Slavery
The signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull.

Lincoln: Saving the Institutions of our Republic

By Nancy Spannaus[1] Jan. 8, 2021—In the midst of escalating racial and mob violence in the late 1830s, Abraham Lincoln raised the very same question which stands before us today: How can we save the institutions of our republic? His remarks were made in 1838, in an address at the […]

by January 8, 2021 0 comments Government, History
Norris Dam, the first to be completed by the TVA

An American System Mindset for 2021

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 1, 2021—The transition to a new year is a traditional time for in-depth reflection on the state of our nation and ourselves, and this year, it is more urgent than ever. A huge portion of our citizenry, faced with the horrors of the pandemic, unemployment, opioid […]

by January 1, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
Don’t Ignore This Christmas Gift!

Don’t Ignore This Christmas Gift!

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 24, 2020—There is one gift all Americans[1] have under their proverbial Christmas tree this holiday season.  It is a gift bequeathed to us over a period of centuries by those who dedicated their lives to building our nation according to the principles of serving the general […]

by December 23, 2020 0 comments Commentary
American System Now Adds YouTube Channel

American System Now Adds YouTube Channel

Dec. 16, 2020—AmericanSystemNow launched its new Youtube channel today, with the posting of a short promotional video for Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics. Over the coming days and weeks, the offerings will be expanded to include various lectures and classes given by […]

by December 16, 2020 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News Shorts
Ludwig van Beethoven

Celebrate Beethoven, Composer of Freedom

In celebration of his 250th birthday By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 15, 2020—Two hundred and fifty years ago, on December 16, 1770, the world welcomed the birth of the man I call the “Composer of Freedom,” Ludwig van Beethoven. Let us celebrate Beethoven today for his historical and ongoing contributions to […]

by December 16, 2020 1 comment Commentary
Slave shackles in an exhibit of the National Museum of American History

Will Hamilton’s Accusers Recant?

A Follow-Up on the Charges that Alexander Hamilton Was an “Enslaver” By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 11, 2020—Thorough documentation has been published by Hamilton scholar Michael Newton and the pseudonymous Philo Hamilton, ripping apart the fallacies in the recent essay by Jessie Serfilippi labeling Alexander Hamilton an “enslaver.” The question is: […]

by December 12, 2020 1 comment News, Slavery