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A Hamilton tribute at his graveside ceremony in 2018.

The Tragedy of Alexander Hamilton’s Death

By Nancy Spannaus July 11, 2021—For the second year in a row, ceremonies at the gravesite of Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan have had to be cancelled due to pandemic precautions. But that should not stop us from commemorating the life of this great man, and acknowledging […]

by July 11, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History
A partial photo of the book cover

“President Hamilton” Tackles Slavery

President Hamilton, A Novel of Alternative History by Lewis Ben Smith Electio Publications, Little Elm, Texas, 653 pp, paperback $24.99, Kindle $8.99 A review by Nancy Spannaus, author of Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics July 4, 2021—What if Alexander Hamilton had survived […]

by July 4, 2021 0 comments Review, Slavery
The Juneteenth flag

An Inspiring, Educational Juneteenth Celebration

By Nancy Spannaus June 21, 2021–“By virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including […]

by June 21, 2021 1 comment News, Slavery
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