New Exhibit: Hamilton & Yellow Fever

August 26, 2019

Hamilton & Yellow Fever: The 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia and how politics affected the health of the capital of the new nation.

Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist, and most notably one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. Stop by the Library to read about his involvement in the Yellow Fever epidemic and about Yellow Fever (which still causes epidemics today).