Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Pastor Jeffery Johnson reciting Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech. (Euclid Williams)

Let Freedom Ring!

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 22, 2020—My husband Ed and I just returned from a celebration of Black History Month, and that phrase from Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I have a dream” speech is still ringing in my ears. It resonates as well with the Negro National Anthem “Lift Every […]

by February 23, 2020 Commentary, News
Speaking at Rust Library to a good crowd on Feb. 15.

It’s Been a Pretty Good Year

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 16, 2020—My book, Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System, was published on Feb. 15, 2019. As I look back, it’s been a pretty good year. As those of you who read this blog know, I intended this book to be a […]

by February 16, 2020 Commentary
Andrew Hamilton arguing for Zenger's freedom

Hamilton’s Fight for the Truth Standard

By Nancy Spannaus February 14, 2020—Long before I encountered Alexander Hamilton’s American System of political economy, I came upon another uniquely American republican tradition: the demand for truth as a standard in law and journalism. I refer to the case of John Peter Zenger, a New York editor who was thrown […]

by February 13, 2020 Commentary, History
The Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

At the Lincoln Memorial February 12

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 13, 2020—Yesterday my husband and I attended the commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday at the Lincoln Memorial for the third year in a row. The hour-long ceremony is hosted by the National Park Service and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States […]

by February 13, 2020 History, News
Speaking at the Byrd Center next to the big screen.

A Lively Exchange in Shepherdstown

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 6, 2020—My presentation of Hamilton Versus Wall Street at the Byrd Center for Congressional Education and Education at Shepherd University last night led to a lively exchange with the nearly 50 participants. This was the kind of discussion which conscientious citizens should be having all over […]

by February 6, 2020 Founders, News
Italian Paper Interviews Hamilton Author

Italian Paper Interviews Hamilton Author

By Nancy Spannaus Jan 23, 2020–“The inventor of the dollar hated the speculators,” read the headline of an interview with this author that appeared on the Economy and Jobs page of the Italian daily Avvenire on Sunday January 19. Journalist Leonardo Servadio’s article focused on my book, Hamilton Versus Wall […]

by January 23, 2020 News, Review
The Hamilton statue at Columbia University

Hamilton Review Raises Crucial Issues for Debate

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 19, 2020—The online Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) prizes a reputation for challenging “myth and legend” in its daily postings of history articles. On Jan. 15, it lived up to that standard by publishing a review of Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of […]

by January 19, 2020 News, Review
A Hamilton statue at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, close to the Grange.

Hamilton Celebrated at the Grange

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 14, 2020—An overflow crowd attended the full day of celebrations for Alexander Hamilton’s 266th birthday at The Grange, his final home, on Jan. 11. The event, which was sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society and the National Park Service, featured five back-to-back sessions addressing […]

by January 14, 2020 Founders, News
Sergio Villavicencio, speaking on Hamilton's birthday January 11, 2020

Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 13, 2020—Would Alexander Hamilton have been able to contribute as much as he did to the nation had he been born in the mainland colonies?  Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Vice-President Sergio Villavicencio set out to answer this question in his kickoff speech during the January 11 […]

by January 13, 2020 Founders, News
Alexander Hamilton and Public Administration

Alexander Hamilton and Public Administration

Dr. Richard Green presents his book at the AHA Society’s Happy Birthday Hamilton! Celebrations. A video of the presentation can be accessed here. By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 10, 2020–Who would have thought a presentation about public administration could be so lively! Yet Dr. Richard Green, a Professor of Public Administration […]

by January 10, 2020 Founders, News