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A screenshot from Als' video documentary

Speaking Up for Alexander Hamilton

By Nancy Spannaus March 22, 2021—Over the last two days, two prominent advocates for Alexander Hamilton have come forward to defend Hamilton’s legacy as a visionary statesman, including against the charges that he was an “enslaver.”  These important initiatives came from Douglas Hamilton, Hamilton’s fifth-great-grandson, who directly took on the […]

by March 22, 2021 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
Frederick Douglass as a young man

Happy Birthday, Frederick Douglass

by Nancy Spannaus Feb. 14, 2021—Being born enslaved, Frederick Augustus Bailey never could be sure of his birth day, or even year.  Ultimately, as he chose a new last name, Frederick Douglass also chose the date of his birth to be February 14, 1818. Thus, today it is appropriate to […]

by February 14, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Government
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (national park service)

Let Us Have Faith That Right Makes Might

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday By Nancy Spannaus February 11, 2021–“Let us have faith that right makes might, and, in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”  Those were the words with which presidential aspirant Abraham Lincoln concluded his speech […]

by February 11, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History
Alexander Hamilton's statute in the Capitol Rotunda.

Exciting New Content on our YouTube Channel

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 3, 2021—The AmericanSystemNow YouTube channel now features the recent video documentary by Alexander Hamilton researcher Marianne Als, “The Evidence for Hamilton Against Slavery.” I hope you will review it and also subscribe, for there will be much more educational material on Hamilton and the American System […]

by February 3, 2021 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
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
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
The document's cover page

Hamilton and Slavery: Misinformation Refuted!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 11, 2020—In the face of a flood of media coverage of a historical interpreter claiming Alexander Hamilton was an “enslaver,”  a detailed refutation of many of the claims has been written and made public.  Philo Hamilton and Hamilton expert Michael E. Newton declare from the outset: […]

by November 11, 2020 1 comment Alexander Hamilton, News, Uncategorized
1619 Project Makes a Concession

1619 Project Makes a Concession

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 21, 2020—The New York Times’ 1619 Project has been forced to make a significant concession in its egregious assertion that slavery was the foundation stone for the rise of the American republic. For a change, it appears that pressure from historians has had an effect. The […]

by September 21, 2020 0 comments News Shorts, Slavery
The American System and the Haitian Republic

The American System and the Haitian Republic

The Surprising Connections between our Nations By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2020—A highly fitting tribute to Alexander Hamilton was presented by Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society president Nicole Scholet during this year’s annual celebrations around his death anniversary. It came in the form of a rebroadcast of Scholet’s talk on “Alexander […]

by July 27, 2020 4 comments News, Slavery, Uncategorized