Thrust into the pop culture limelight by the Broadway hit Hamilton
, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton is often overshadowed by her husband's accomplishments, but she achieved much in her own time—and on her own terms. Growing up in near-wilderness in mid-eighteenth-century New York State, she seemed built for frontier life, fearless and tomboyish, and when the Revolution arrived, Eliza flourished. Even after Alexander's death, she continued her philanthropic work, determined to preserve the legacy of the Hamilton name. In this fascinating biography, author Tilar J. Mazzeo unveils the full breadth of "the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton."
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