This Week on Dispatches: Geoff Smock on Alexander Hamilton’s Childhood in the Caribbean


May 17, 2019
by Editors Also by this Author


Journal of the American Revolution is the leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding Era. We feature smart, groundbreaking research and well-written narratives from expert writers. Our work has been featured by the New York Times, TIME magazine, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, Mental Floss, NPR, and more. Journal of the American Revolution also produces annual hardcover volumes, a branded book series, and the podcast, Dispatches

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and Seattle-area middle school history teacher Geoff Smock about how Alexander Hamilton’s difficult childhood experiences in the Caribbean helped shape his future political ideology.

As your host Brady Crytzer says, “Sit back, relax, and enjoy the interview. . . .”

New episodes of Dispatches are available for free every Sunday evening (Eastern United States Time) on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and the JAR Dispatches web site. Dispatches can now be easily accessed on the JAR main menu.

Thank you as always for listening!

One thought on “This Week on Dispatches: Geoff Smock on Alexander Hamilton’s Childhood in the Caribbean

  • My daughter and I listened to this podcast, as well as the interview with Gina Dimuro, on the way too and from Winchester, VA, where George Washington had his headquarters during the French and Indian War and Daniel Morgan is buried. When we got home, she asked me for my copy of Ron Chernow’s Hamilton biography. She’s in fifth grade! She had read the first 250 pages before the weekend was out. Success, guys! (With a huge assist from Lin Manuel Miranda.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *