In anticipation of one of Playhouse Square’s most anticipated runs in its history, the Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a very special
Alumni Continuing Education Series (A.C.E.S.) program

HAMILTON: The Man Behind the Myth
with guest speaker
Andrew Shankman, Associate Professor of American History
Rutgers University-Camden

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 • 7 p.m.

O’Connell Reading Room • Dolan Center for Science and Technology
John Carroll University

$10 per person. 
Light refreshments will be served. 

One of the most recognizable names and faces in American History, Alexander Hamilton played a crucial role in America’s fight for independence and the beginning of our nation. However, most people know him because his face graces the $10 bill and for HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed musical about his life. Come and learn more about Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

For questions or more information, please contact
Eric Eickhoff at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.397.3061.


About our speaker:  Andrew Shankman received his B.A. from Northern Illinois University in 1992 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1997. He is Professor of History at Rutgers University-Camden and is the author of Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding(Oxford, 2017) and Crucible of American Democracy: The Struggle to Fuse Egalitarianism and Capitalism in Jeffersonian Pennsylvania (Kansas, 2004), which was a History Book Club selection. He is the editor of Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic (Penn Press, 2015) and The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land Labor and the Conflict for a Continent (Routledge, 2014). He has published fifteen essays treating the American Revolution and the Early American republic, and his article “A New Thing on Earth: Alexander Hamilton, Pro-Manufacturing Republicans, and the Democratization of American Political Economy” received the Program in Early American Economy and Society best article prize and the Ralph D. Gray Society for Historians of the Early American Republic prize for best article published in the Journal of the Early Republic. In 2018 He became co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic.