Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, May 9
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Dr. Peter Henriques
Coordinator: Velma Berkey
The collaboration between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton was one of the most important in the founding of our nation. What was the nature of their relationship? Were they intimate friends? What caused Hamilton to resign from Washington's staff in a huff during the war and how did Washington respond? How influential was Hamilton on Washington’s decisions as president? And what was their relationship after Washington's term in office? How accurate is the portrayal of their relationship in the musical, Hamilton?
Peter R. Henriques received his PhD in history from the University of Virginia and is professor of history, emeritus, at George Mason University. He taught American and Virginia history with an emphasis on the Virginia founding fathers, especially George Washington. He is the author of,Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington.,