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. . . .”
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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.)